Response to Allison’s Presentation: Creole

Allison made a very interesting presentation last Thursday regarding the English language invading eastern Africa and potentially hurting local culture and traditional dialects. Allison made the argument that English influence and western culture is homogenizing the population, and where older generations cling to older languages and traditions, a younger generation is heavily influenced by the west. Some theorists consider this a type of ‘cultural destruction.’

For the purpose of argument, I believe after researching Louisiana creole and hybridization, that the incorporation of multiple languages actually creates new cultures. In my focus on language, the mixing of cultures has actually created new forms of culture, new types of languages, and has in my opinion, actually furthered the development of unique culture.

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