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Title:Bilingual education among the Karipúna and Galibi-Marwono: Prospects and possibilities for language preservation
Abstract:Kheuól or Amazonian (or Amapá or Amerindian) French Creole (AFC) is spoken by the Karipúna and Galibi-Marwono, indigenous Brazilians who also belong to the wider Caribbean French Creole-speaking world. They are bilingual in AFC and Portuguese to varying degrees, and language attitudes vary among groups and villages. Working alongside government agencies, religious organisations have been promoting a three year bilingual education primary school programme among these AFC speakers. It is through bilingual education that many Karipúna and Galibi-Marwono are exposed to Portuguese, the official language and medium of secondary education. The paper offers an overview of bilingual education among these groups, considering the oppportunities and challenges for language maintenance, government policies and the materials in use.
Contributor (author):Ferreira, Jo-Anne S.
Date (W3CDTF):2010
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/46662
Extent:26 pages
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):BR
Subject:Karipúna Creole French language
French Creole; Karipúna; Galibi-Marwono; Bilingual education; Amazonia
Subject (ISO639):kmv
Type (DCMI):Text


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Citation: Ferreira, Jo-Anne S. 2010. SIL Language and Culture Archives.
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Country: Brazil
Area: Americas

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