Faço um browsing pela net e encontro este texto que para discutir sobre a utilização correcta do português faz este statement: "Penso...

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Faço um browsing pela net e encontro este texto que para discutir sobre a utilização correcta do português faz este statement:

"Penso que o alfabeto Alupec será excelente para a alfabetização de adultos; aplicado a crianças na primária já não me parece muito recomendável, por estar em crer que quem aprender a escrever através do Alupec, dificilmente escreverá bem o Português e outras línguas" (http://liberal.sapo.cv/noticia.asp?idEdicao=64&id=28774&idSeccao=527&Action=noticia).

Vale a pena também começarmos a ter acesso a material produzido por pessoas que procuram outros olhares sobre esta questão. Por exemplo, Donaldo Macedo, Caboverdiano e Professor na Umass, numa conferência há dias em Boston disse o seguinte:

"...instruction in Portuguese-only in Cape Verde continues to reproduce a form of neo-colonialism that is very much at odds with the democratic ideals of most Capeverdean people. That is, the use of Portuguese rather than the Capeverdean language has led to the reproduction of a neocolonialist, elitist mentality that has prevent the nation from developing democratic educational policies designed to serve as the means to a critical appropriation of one´s own culture and history."

"...my point here is that once we get to beyond the idea of language as no more than a medium of communication, as a tool equally and neutrally available to all parties in cultural exchanges, then we can begin to examine language both as pratice of signification and also as a site for cultural struggle and as a mechanism wich produces antogonistic relations between diferent social groups. ...Literacy can only be emancipatory and critical to the extent that it is conducted in the language of the people. It is through the native language that students "name their world" and begin to establish a dialectical relationship with the dominant class in the process of transforming the social and political structures that imprison them in their "culture of silence".
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Anonymous said...

I can't help but agree with Donaldo. What many people fail to ascertain is that the very discourses on the civilizational standing of Creole are part of the colonial discourse. We need to rupture that discourse through the effective implementation of studies in the language and about the language. The middle class is particularly fond of maintaining this discourse in part because it consolidates their power and legitimizes the state structured linguistic inequality threby projecting their positioning in society in terms of academic merit as opposed to what it actually is...a state centered social injustice based on class capital.