Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indes Press
Jamaica talk :three hundred years of the English language in Jamaica
9789766401702
9766401705
468 pages
Caribbean Cultural Studies
English language - Provincialisms - Jamaica.
English language - Dialects - Jamaica.
Creole dialects, English - Jamaica.
CONTENTS6
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS8
PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION10
I. HISTORY, PRONUNCIATION AND GRAMMAR12
II. JAMAICAN VOCABULARY85
BOOKS, PERIODICALS, AND MANUSCRIPTS CITED418
INFORMANTS429
HOW TO USE THE NOTES432
NOTES433
APPENDIX I444
APPENDIX II445
WORD LIST448