Dictionary of Jamaican English / Edition 2

Dictionary of Jamaican English / Edition 2

by F. G. Cassidy, R.B Le Page
     
 

"The dictionary is a mine of information about the Caribbean and its dialects, about the history of English and its dialects, and about Creole languages and general linguistic processes." Entries give the pronunciation, part-of-speech and usage labels, spelling variants, etymologies and dated citations, as well as definitions. Systematic indexing indicates the extent… See more details below

Overview

"The dictionary is a mine of information about the Caribbean and its dialects, about the history of English and its dialects, and about Creole languages and general linguistic processes." Entries give the pronunciation, part-of-speech and usage labels, spelling variants, etymologies and dated citations, as well as definitions. Systematic indexing indicates the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789766401276
Publisher:
University of the West Indies Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
576
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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