Language in Exile: Three Hundred Years of Jamaican Creole Barbara Lalla

ISBN: 9780817355654

Published: March 15th 2009


276 pages


Language in Exile: Three Hundred Years of Jamaican Creole  by  Barbara Lalla

Language in Exile: Three Hundred Years of Jamaican Creole by Barbara Lalla
March 15th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 276 pages | ISBN: 9780817355654 | 5.36 Mb

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 ReviewThe 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 LanguagesThe 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-WideProvides valuable historical and demographic data and sheds light on the origins and development of Jamaican Creole.

Lalla and DCosta 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

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