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The Resource Language in exile : three hundred years of Jamaican Creole, Barbara Lalla and Jean D'Costa, (electronic resource)

Language in exile : three hundred years of Jamaican Creole, Barbara Lalla and Jean D'Costa, (electronic resource)

Label
Language in exile : three hundred years of Jamaican Creole
Title
Language in exile
Title remainder
three hundred years of Jamaican Creole
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Lalla and Jean D'Costa
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation:
  • Annotation:
Member of
Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
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1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lalla, Barbara
Dewey number
427/.97292
LC call number
PM7874.J3
LC item number
L35 1990
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  • D'Costa, Jean
  • Project Muse
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  • Creole dialects, English
  • Creole dialects, English
Summary expansion
  • "An important addition to studies of the genesis and life of Jamaican Creole as well as other New World creoles such as Gulla. Highlighting the nature of the nonstandard varieties of British English dialects to which the African slaves were exposed, this work presents a refreshingly cogent view of Jamaican Creole features."--SECOL Review"The history of Jamaican Creole comes to life through this book. Scholars will analyze its texts, follow the leads it opens up, and argue about refining its interpretations for a long time to come."--Journal of Pidgin & Creole Languages"The authors are to be congratulated on this substantial contribution to our understanding of how Jamaican Creole developed. Its value lies not only in the linguistic insights of the authors but also in the rich trove of texts that they have made accessible."--English World-Wide"Provides valuable historical and demographic data and sheds light on the origins and development of Jamaican Creole. Lalla and D'Costa offer interesting insights into Creole genesis, not only through their careful mapping of the migrations from Europe and Africa, which constructed the Jamaican society but also through extensive documentation of early texts. . Highly valuable to linguists, historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and anyone interested in the Caribbean or in the history of mankind."--New West Indian Guide
  • "An important addition to studies of the genesis and life of Jamaican Creole as well as other New World creoles such as Gulla. Highlighting the nature of the nonstandard varieties of British English dialects to which the African slaves were exposed, this work presents a refreshingly cogent view of Jamaican Creole features."--SECOL Review"The history of Jamaican Creole comes to life through this book. Scholars will analyze its texts, follow the leads it opens up, and argue about refining its interpretations for a long time to come."--Journal of Pidgin & Creole Languages"The authors are to be congratulated on this substantial contribution to our understanding of how Jamaican Creole developed. Its value lies not only in the linguistic insights of the authors but also in the rich trove of texts that they have made accessible."--English World-Wide"Provides valuable historical and demographic data and sheds light on the origins and development of Jamaican Creole. Lalla and D'Costa offer interesting insights into Creole genesis, not only through their careful mapping of the migrations from Europe and Africa, which constructed the Jamaican society but also through extensive documentation of early texts. Highly valuable to linguists, historians, anthropologists, psychologists, and anyone interested in the Caribbean or in the history of mankind."--New West Indian Guide
Label
Language in exile : three hundred years of Jamaican Creole, Barbara Lalla and Jean D'Costa, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 233-249
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000646478
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unknown
Isbn
9780817384098
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000646478
Label
Language in exile : three hundred years of Jamaican Creole, Barbara Lalla and Jean D'Costa, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 233-249
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000646478
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780817384098
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000646478

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