Short Reports: Dr Frank Martinus Arion in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles and Gerry Beimers in Australia.

Publications: “The use of Creole alongside Standard English to stimulate students’ learning” by William Henry; The Role of Jamaican Creole in Language Education by Velma Pollard; Language in Jamaica by Pauline Christie; African American English: An Introduction by Lisa J. Green; Language, Discourse and Power in African American Culture by Marcyliena Morgan; Sociocultural and Historical Contexts of African American English edited by Sonja L. Lanehart.

Newspaper Cuttings: "From the islands to the classroom and back" from The Christian Science Monitor.

Special Book Report: The Skin that We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom by Lisa Delpit and Joanne Kilgour Dowdy.

Conferences: Summer Conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i in Honolulu August 14-17, 2003; Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics and Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) in August 2004 in Curaçao.


This newsletter is published yearly, free of charge, with the support of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at the University of New England, and of the Australia Research Council. Please send contributions concerning the use of pidgins, creoles or non-mainstream dialects in education to:

Jeff Siegel
School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics University of New England
Armidale, NSW 2351 Australia

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