The Caribbean is rich with diversity, including our languages. In this episode, Keisha I. Wiel joins us in sharing about the history of Papiamentu/o, the widely spoken language in the Dutch Caribbean islands, and even official language in Aruba and Curaçao, that combines Dutch, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Keisha Wiel is a PhD candidate in the anthropology department at Temple University with a concentration in linguistic anthropology. Her dissertation research examines language socialization, multilingualism, linguistic rights, and education in a postcolonial state. Her research interests primarily focus on the socialization of language ideas in education how it frames the identity of students. Specifically, her dissertation research is based on how children are socialized into ideas about Papiamento/u and Dutch in secondary education in Aruba and Curaçao. Follow Keisha on Twitter here.
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