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Author Roberts, Peter A.
Title From oral to literate culture : colonial experience in the English West Indies / Peter A. Roberts.
Imprint Kingston, Jamaica : Press University of the West Indies, 1997.

Subject English language -- West Indies, British.
Written communication -- West Indies, British.
Language and culture -- West Indies, British.
Oral communication -- West Indies, British.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.
Description 1 online resource (x, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents An introduction to the language of West Indians -- Nonlinguistic methods of communication and transmission of information in the plantation slave society -- Aspects of oral culture in the slave population -- Political and social influences on the development of vernacular English -- Literate communication in the plantation slave society -- The rise of printing and publishing in the West Indies and its effects -- Intellectual and literary activity and its effects on literate English -- The rise of schools and their effect on English -- English language and literacy in the early schools --The legacy of colonial literacy in West Indies.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781435694835 (electronic bk.)
143569483X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 657026209
Additional Format Print version: Roberts, Peter A. From oral to literate culture. Kingston, Jamaica : Press University of the West Indies, 1997 (DLC) 97196830 (OCoLC)38015038