Datapoint Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente/Domains of use: school

From nursery school onwards, educators and teachers insist on using Portuguese (their fluency in Portuguese varies and may be very limited) while addressing students during the lessons. However, students are very often disciplined in the Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente and not in Portuguese. Students converse exclusively in Creole among themselves both inside and outside the classroom. They are likely to address teachers in Creole outside the classroom unless a teacher demands otherwise. The language of the teachers' room is Creole. Meetings with parents are very likely to be held in Cape Verdean Creole of São Vicente as well. It should be noted that Creole used in these contexts shows a strong influence of the lexifier.



Very certain