Dr. Lisbeth Philip, visiting assistant professor of Languages and Cultures, recently published a book chapter entitled “Language Maintenance and Language Shift among Afro-Costa Rican Women,” presented at the Westminster University Linguistics conference in 2011. The chapter focuses on the role of attitudes and identity in the maintenance and shift of Limón English spoken by 127 Afro-Costa Rican women in two bilingual communities in the province of Limón, Costa Rica.
The chapter appears in Language Contact: A Multidimensional Perspective, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (March 1, 2013). The book brings together research by distinguished scholars and other highly talented investigators from across the world to offer a multidimensional exploration of the field. The individual chapters present contemporary discussions and analyses of the topics grouped in three parts.