International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Reviving Indigenous Language and Culture in Post-colonial Sent Lisi (St. Lucia)
Ian A. Lubin, Luanne K. Serieux-Lubin

This paper examines some semiolinguistic aspects of the languages in St. Lucia (Sent Lisi in Kwéyòl), a multi-language country in the Eastern Caribbean. The paper describes the evolution and development of French-lexified creole language of St. Lucia including its role in the development of St. Lucian society. Emerging cultural trends are discussed along with recommendations for utilizing the untapped potential of “Indigenous Language and Culture Assertion,” our proposed explanation of the current St. Lucian language and culture situation.

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