By A. James Arnold
This background of literature within the Carribean makes a speciality of English- and Dutch-speaking areas. themes coated contain: the anglophone Caribbean; literary improvement - a contrastive heritage; style - a contrastive heritage; The Netherlands, Antilles, Aruba, and Suriname; a mosaic surroundings - a contrastive heritage of style; literary feedback; drama; fiction; and poetry.
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Another device is the use of popular spellings of some common non-English words and sounds, as “nuh” in the Roach piece and “cheups” to register the ingressive interdental aﬀrication of “suck teeth” that signals dismissal and disdain. The latter strategy is not meant to conceal or minimize the frequency of Creole speech, as in earlier periods, but, rather, is intended for eye comfort, leaving the reader to regulate pronunciation. But this, of course, means that West Indian literature sounds diﬀerently to diﬀerent people, depending on the decoder’s language culture and knowledge of other languages.
A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English and Dutch Speaking Regions v. 2 (Comparative History of Literature in European Languages) by A. James Arnold