Creole Language Analysis

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Althusser, speaks to the hegemonic aspect of the state and the binaries of ruling class verses the working class. Regarding languages, the ruling class tends to focus more on the use of the standard English or the Queens language in most Anglophone Caribbean countries, whereas, the use of dialect or creole is seen as the language of working class. Therefore, the ruling class imposes its functions and practices on the working class as a means of control. In addition, Althusser divides the State into two domains: The Repressive State Apparatus (RSA) and the Ideological State Apparatus (ISA). The Repressive State focuses on violence and is more so a publicized domain, whereas the ‘Ideological State’ focuses on the private domains or the private…show more content…
The Europeans introduced their language to the Caribbean and they created new ones, hence the emergence of creole language. Although this may sound ironic, but the Europeans contributed to the formation of creole, yet they submerged the language to entertain the use of Standard English daily. St. Lucia is known for its preservation of creole or Kweyol, however, there is a decline in its practice. The history of St. Lucia is rooted in French influence, due to the settlement of the French on the island. There was a constant battle between the French and the British during 1664 and 1803, they fought over the island of St. Lucia, however, the French became the major settlers, hence the contribution to the names of villages and the architectural structures on the island, especially the town. Lawrence D. Carrington made reference to Henry Hegart Breen an 1844 English resident of St. Lucia gives a description of the Kweyol

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