Dictionary of Jamaican English
Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page
University of the West Indies Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 509 pages
Originally published by Cambridge University Press in 1967 and then revised as a second edition in 1980, this classic study has never before been available in a paperback edition. The method and plan of the dictionary are basically those of the Oxford English Dictionary, but oral sources have been extensively tapped in addition to detailed coverage of literature published in or about Jamaica since 1655.
The dictionary is a mine of information about the Caribbean and its dialects, about the history of English and its dialects, and about Creole languages and general linguistic processes.
Entries give the pronunciation, part-of-speech and usage labels, spelling variants, etymologies and dated citations, as well as definitions. Systematic indexing indicates the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Surinam, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize.
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Not an accurate depiction of my dialect. The title is off should be Jamaican Patios not English before you buy this book consult a native Jamaican. So far 95% rubbish.
Lots of fun to explore. Good for creative thinking. I looked up "merrywang" and spent an hour looking around.
Preface to the Paperback Edition
DICTIONARY OF JAMAICAN ENGLISH 1
Pidginization and Creolization of Languages
Limited preview - 1971
JSTOR: Dictionary of Jamaican English
The Dictionary of Jamaican English (DJE) clearly ranks among the best of these studies; it has the additional merits of being the first serious dictionary ...
Dictionary of Jamaican English. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge UP, 1967. Christie, Pauline, ed. Caribbean Language Issues, Old and New: Papers in ...
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Jamaican Hall of Fame: Dr. Frederic Gomez Cassidy (Jamaica)
... Dr. Cassidy supported the Dictionary of Newfoundland English and eventually became the Co-editor of The Dictionary of Jamaican English. ...
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Textualizing Dub Poetry: a literature review of Jamaican English ...
Along with Pollard’s list entitled, “Jamaicanisms in Use since the Publication of Cassidy and Le Page Dictionary of Jamaican English” (40), ...
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Obituary: Robert Le Page | News | The Guardian
In the West Indies, he is known well beyond the confines of academia, as the co-author of the authoritative Dictionary of Jamaican English, ...
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Soon afterwards began the collaboration with Fred Cassidy which was to result eventually in the Dictionary of Jamaican English, published by Cambridge ...
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Jumieka Langwij: Dikshineri/Jamaican Language: Dictionary
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CREOLE IN BRITAIN
Such a system does exist and is used in Cassidy and Le Page's Dictionary of Jamaican English and a few other academic works, but so far, nowhere else. ...
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