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Published by State University of New York Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Religion & Beliefs,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Guyana,
  • Religion,
  • Sociolinguistics,
  • Religions,
  • Ethnic & Tribal,
  • General,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Languages,
  • Religious life and customs

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7802503M
ISBN 100791449602
ISBN 109780791449608

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  Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community by Kean Gibson () Paperback – January 1, by5/5(1). Through a distinctive blend of description and analysis Kean Gibson examines the Guyanese religion known as "Comfa." Reflecting the socio-cultural history of Guyana, Comfa shows influences of European and Asian cultures and religions in an essentially African framework. Gibson compares the variation exemplified in Comfa with the Guyanese Creole language and challenges the continuum theory of Creole linguistics, which predicts that the Creole language .   Kean Gibson Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community Albany: State University of New York Press, xviii + pp. In this very useful study, Kean Gibson, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, focuses on the rituals, beliefs, and practices of a contemporary African-derived religion in Guyana known as Comfa. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Comfa Religion and Creole Language in a Caribbean Community at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5.

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Book review: Language, Culture and Caribbean Identity. treats the adaptati on of African Comfa to the Guyanese the English-lexified creole language called Takitaki in multilingual French. Creole Religions of the Caribbean An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo. Creole Religions of the Caribbean An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo. byje. A synchronic sociolinguistic study of Jamaican Creole (JC) as spoken in urban Kingston, this work uses variationist methods to closely investigate two key concepts of Atlantic Creole studies: the mesolect, and the creole continuum. One major concern is to describe how linguistic variation patterns with social influences. Is there a linguistic continuum? Creole Religions of the Caribbean An Introduction from Vodou and Santeria to Obeah and Espiritismo. Creole Religions of the Caribbean An Introduction from Vodou.