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Jamaica talk : three hundred years of the English language in Jamaica

Author: Frederic G Cassidy
Publisher: Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First published in 1961, Jamaica Talk is a thorough study of the English spoken in Jamaica and, although intended for the general educated reader rather than the linguistic specialist, has a  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cassidy, Frederic Gomes, 1907-2000.
Jamaica talk.
Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2007
(OCoLC)680501551
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic G Cassidy
ISBN: 9789766401702 9766401705
OCLC Number: 123352300
Notes: Previously published: Kingston, Jamaica : Macmillan / Sangsters Bookstores, 1982.
Description: ix, 468 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Frederic G. Cassidy.

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"How did Jamaicans come to talk as they do? The musical lilt and staccato rhythms, the mingling of strange words, the vowel sounds that go sliding off into diphthongs, the cheerful defiance of many Read more...

 
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