Caribbean Discourses Stylistic and Critical Discourse Approaches to Language Use in the Caribbean

This edited collection represents a first-of-its-kind exploration of English-related discourses in the Caribbean. Drawing from Critical Discourse and stylistic analyses, the book's wide-ranging chapters examine language as it is produced within the complex demographic milieu of the region. It a...

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Other Authors: Durgasingh, Ryan (Editor), Selvon-Ramkissoon, Nicha (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Palgrave Macmillan 2024, 2024
Edition:1st ed. 2024
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
  • Part I Tracing the Development of Discourses in the Caribbean
  • Chapter 2. Styles and Stylistic Change in Creole Languages: Formal Language in the Eastern Maroon Creole
  • Chapter 3. Towards a Discursive History of the Caribbean as a History of Genres
  • Part II Discourse and Public Policy in the Caribbean
  • Chapter 4. Critical Discourse Studies and Curriculum Development in Trinidad and Tobago: Exploring Discursive Practices in Education Policy
  • Part III Discursive Constructions of the Caribbean Prime Minister
  • Chapter 5. Taking Responsibility: Conceptual Metaphor and the Accession Stage of Leadership in Eric Williams’ Inward Hunger: The Making of a Prime Minister
  • Chapter 6. Masking the Critic: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Newspaper Editorials
  • Chapter 7. “The Most Honourable Brogad”: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Jamaica’s Prime Minister as Hero, Sex Symbol and Villain on Social Media
  • Part IV Stylistic Appraisals of Caribbean Literary Discourse
  • Chapter 8. “He Was Oppressed by a Sense of Loss”: Stylistic Constructions of the Tragic in A House for Mr Biswas
  • Chapter 9. Selvon’s Stylistics: Self-Conscious Language Production in An Island Is a World
  • Chapter 10. Storifying Caribbean Cricket: Voice and Perspective in Paul Keens-Douglas’s “Tanti at de Oval”
  • Part V Gender, Media, and Discourse in the Caribbean
  • Chapter 11. Digital Discourses on Gender-Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Chapter 12. Media Representation of Gender-Based Violence in Two Cases and Related Examples: A Multimodal Discursive Study./