creolize


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creolize

(ˈkriːəʊˌlaɪz) or

creolise

vb (tr)
(Languages) to make (a language) become a creole

cre•o•lize

(ˈkri əˌlaɪz)

v.t. -lized, -liz•ing.
to develop (a language) into a creole.
[1810–20]
cre`o•li•za′tion, n.

creolize

- To relax in an elegant fashion in a warm climate.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.creolize - develop into a creole; "pidgins often creolize"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
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Like in Night Cries, Moffatt seems to further creolize her aesthetic, inserting in her Australian Aboriginal narrative the traditions of other oppressed and dispossessed peoples.
In those spaces, struggles for the control of the means of representation and self-identification are mediated by a single and immensely powerful symbolic system: the colonial language and the variations to which it is subjected under the pen of ('francophone') writers who enrich, transform and creolize it.
2) In this essay, I intend to creolize trauma studies by defining new figures of trauma, new sites of trauma that have not been considered by traditional conversations around trauma.