The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Media: Ianá Ferguson on “Linguistics and economics in the Caribbean”

This past Friday (June 17, 2022) Ianá Ferguson, one of Prof. Michel DeGraff’s undergraduate students in his Spring 2022 course “Creole Languages and Caribbean Identities” had one of her essays for the class published in a newspaper in her home country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean. This piece is an extremely important analysis on “Linguistics and economics in the Caribbean”—with lessons for the struggle against linguistic (neo-)colonialism worldwide, especially in former European colonies. It has been an honor for Michel DeGraff to have had Ianá Ferguson as one among so many inspiring students in his courses.

The article is available online here.