Dictionary of Jamaican English

Dictionary of Jamaican English

by F. G. Cassidy
     
 

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"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

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"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.

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ISBN-13:
9780521221658
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1980
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
574
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.73(d)

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