Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica

Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica

By: Frederic G. Cassidy (author)Paperback

1 - 2 weeks availability

Description

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 foundation of sound scholarship, which makes it an authoritative classic. The late Professor Cassidy was born and reared in Jamaica and collected most of the material for his book when he was attached to the University College of the West Indies as Fulbright research fellow. There are chapters on the composition of "Jamaica talk", on pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. The book is an invaluable reference in all institutions that have language departments, and as a handbook for Jamaicans and for interested visitors to the island.

Create a review

About Author

Frederic G. Cassidy was Professor of English, University of Wisconsin - Madison, and Chief Editor, Dictionary of American Regional English. He received the Musgrave Silver Medal from the Institute of Jamaica for Jamaica Talk.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2005
  • ISBN13: 9789766401702
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 470
  • ID: 9789766401702
  • weight: 540
  • ISBN10: 9766401705

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close