John P. Hutchinson

Professor Emeritus, College of Arts and Sciences

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  • John P. Hutchison
    Emeritus Assoc. Prof. of African Languages & Linguistics

    511 Main Street
    West Newbury MA 01985
    Phone: 978-476-3078
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Research Interests

African languages, descriptive syntax of African languages, language typology, creole languages (Haitian and Capeverdean) & linguistics, language policy for education in Africa, France’s linguistic and cultural policy, language teaching, language development for use in primary and adult education, textbook development, planning and developing linguistically and culturally relevant curricula, delivering education to rural areas, minority language publishing, literacy

Recent Publications

    1995. The Politics of Educational Publishing in francophone Africa, 1944-94 The Language Question in Francophone Africa. West Newbury:Mother Tongue Editions

    1995. Bivalent verb projection in Bamanankan. In V.Manfredi and K.Reynolds, eds., Proceedins of the 1993 Niger-Congo Workshop, Boston University.

    1994. Disonariu Preliminariu Kriolu (Preliminary Cape Verdean Kriolu-English Dictionary) (with J.J.R.Pires and M.Goncalves). Boston: Funkul no Lobu.