The Dialogic Nation of Cape Verde: Slavery, Language, and Ideology

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Lexington Books, 08/04/2015 - 216 páginas
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The Dialogic Nation of Cape Verde: Slavery, Language, and Ideology is an ethnographic study of language use and ideology in Cape Verde, from its early settlement as a center for slave trade, to the postcolonial present. The study is methodologically rich and innovative in that it weaves together historical, linguistic, and ethnographic data from different eras with sketches of contemporary life—a homicide trial, a scholarly meeting, a competition for a new national flag, a heterodox Catholic mass, an analysis of love letters, a priest’s sermon, and a death in the neighborhood. In all these different contexts, Márcia Rego focuses on the role of Kriolu (the Cape Verdean Creole) and its relation to Portuguese—that is, on the way people live through speaking. The Dialogic Nation of Cape Verde shows how, through the dialogic give-and-take of the two languages, Cape Verdeans wrestle with deep-seated colonial hierarchies, invent and rehearse new traditions, and articulate their identity as a sovereign, creole nation.
 

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Introduction
1
Kriolu Origins
21
Speaking of Kriolu
39
Postcolonial Kriolu Nation
65
Mingling Tongues and the Breaching of Hierarchy
85
Speaking of Self and Family
103
The Language of Death
123
Rewording Resistance
135
Spreading the Word
157
Closing Remarks
171
Appendix
173
Bibliography
175
Index
185
About the Author
193
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Márcia Rego is an assistant professor of the practice and director for faculty development and assessment at Duke University.

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