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

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ISBN-13: 978-9766401702
ISBN-10: 9766401705
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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 niceties of traditional English grammar, the salty idioms, the wonderfully compressed proverbs, the pungent imagery of nicknames and epithets in the bestowal of which these islanders appear to be peculiarly adept - where do all these hail from and how did they come to be?" - Frederic G. Cassidy, Jamaica Talk

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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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 468 pages
  • Publisher: University of the West Indies Press (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9766401705
  • ISBN-13: 978-9766401702
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,397,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Joseph T. Farquharson on October 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Cassidy's book on Jamaican Creole, continues to be a source of valuable information for those persons interested in the roots of this Creole Language. It is wtitten so that not only linguists but even persons without a solid linguistics background can read, understand and appreciate the value of the language. I would recommend it as a must read for all those persons who continue to hold the view that JC is haphazard and structureless, and definitely for those who have a genuine interest in the Creole, whether for academic reasons, national, or just plain old information.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By roxann grizzle on May 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I thought the book was very interesting. It allow me to not only embraced Patois as a uniquelly cultural language, it also allowed me to feel the spirit and cultural diginity of Jamaican people. I've learned that this historical language cannot be and should not be described as a "broken-language" but a "nation-language" that brings me closer to my ancestors as an African-American woman. Reading this languages' origins helped me see more clearly the bonds the tie many of us to the same people as well as the same land. "OUT OF MANY, ONE PEOPLE" my life has been forever changed. Thank you.
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I know this book from many years back and think that it is an expressive description of Jamaica talk which I have heard since childhood.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Geo geek on September 11, 2009
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The book was offered at an attractive price, it arrived quickly, and was in great condition! I could not ask for more out of this experience.
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