Project Background: Language Policy and Language Endangerment in the Caribbean: The Language of Instruction in Statia 2012–2014

  • Nicholas Faraclas
  • Ellen-Petra Kester
  • Eric Mijts
Part of the Language Policy book series (LAPO, volume 20)


This chapter briefly describes the contents of the assignment, the composition of the team, the selection of the research methodology, the development of the research design and the execution of the research project during some seven site visits from July 2012 to May 2015, with comments on how the guiding principles of community based research had an impact on the research methodology, the research design and the execution of the research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicholas Faraclas
    • 1
  • Ellen-Petra Kester
    • 2
  • Eric Mijts
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of Puerto Rico at Río PiedrasSan JuanPuerto Rico
  2. 2.Department of Languages, Literature and CommunicationUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of ArubaOranjestadAruba

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