Dictionary of Jamaican English / Edition 2

Dictionary of Jamaican English / Edition 2

by F. G. Cassidy, R. B. Page, R.B Le Page
     
 

ISBN-10: 9766401276

ISBN-13: 9789766401276

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: University of the West Indies Press

This is the second edition of the authoritative Dictionary of Jamaican English, first published in 1967. This edition includes a greatly extended supplement and offers a systematic indexing of the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Surinam, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize. The method and plan of the Dictionary are

Overview

This is the second edition of the authoritative Dictionary of Jamaican English, first published in 1967. This edition includes a greatly extended supplement and offers a systematic indexing of the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Surinam, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize. The method and plan of the Dictionary are basically those of the Oxford English Dictionary, but oral sources have been extensively tapped in addition to detailed coverage of literature published in or about Jamaica since 1655. A great deal of care has been taken to trace the etymologies not only of English, Scots and Irish but also of African, Portuguese and Spanish, French, Amerindian, general sea-faring and other words. The Dictionary is thus a mine of information about the Caribbean and its dialects, about the history of English and its dialects, about Creole languages and about general linguistic processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789766401276
Publisher:
University of the West Indies Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
415,932
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.92(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

General introduction; Bibliography; Dictionaries and glossaries cited; Abbreviations; Linguistic Introduction: The Historical Phonology of Jamaican English; Dictionary of Jamaican English; Supplement.

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