Barbados
Canoe Press
Dread talk :the language of Rastafari
0773520309
9780773520301
117 pages
Caribbean Cultural Studies
Creole dialects, English - Jamaica.
Creole dialects, English - West Indies.
Jamaican poetry - History and criticism.
Rastafari movement - Jamaica.
Contents8
Mabrak10
Foreword to the First Edition12
Preface14
1. Dread Talk - The Speech of the Rastafari in Jamaica20
2. The Social History of Dread Talk35
3. Rastafarian Language in St Lucia and Barbados70
4. Dread Talk - The Speech of Rastafari in Modern Jamaican Poetry86
5. The Lexicon of Dread Talk in Standard Jamaican English103
6. Globalization and the Language of Rastafari113
The Road of the Dread126
Bibliography128