Jamaican Creole Syntax
Cambridge University Press, Jan 2, 1966 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 164 pages
Originally published in 1966, Beryl Loftman Bailey's book was one of the first on the Jamaican Creole language, its origins and its influence on the teaching of English in Jamaica. A native Jamaican herself, Bailey's personal experience of both learning and later teaching English in the Caribbean was a springboard to her interest in the problems of language interference in contact situations. She challenged a notion prevalent throughout English teachers in Caribbean at the time that Creole was a 'dialect' not a language and therefore need not be considered in teaching. The social implications of this view are also explored. Bailey's detailed analysis of Jamaican Creole phonology, morphology, kernel sentence structure and simple and double-based transformations provided valuable insights into the foundations of the language and its educational implications.
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THE ELEMENTS OF PHONOLOGY
THE WORD CLASSES
KERNEL SENTENCE STRUCTURE
DOUBLEBASED TRANSFORMATIONS page
MORPHEME VARIANTS AND MORPHOPHONEMICS
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a-wa ackee adjective adverbs analysis become biebi bikaaz bwai closed list complement conjunctions construction contained sentence core sentences count nouns Creole languages dat-de delimiters English equating verb examples Frederic G gaan a maakit grammar gwaan hafi haid interrogative inverted sentences Jamaican Creole Jamaican English Jien John Katie kernel sentence Kieti kyaan kyan laka linguistic mangoes manner modifier Mieri Mod2 modals morphemes morphophonemics mosa muor negator niem Nom2 Norn noun clause noun phrase object optionally deletable precede predicator preposition pronominal pronouns quantifier rait relative clause Samwel shiem shuda smadi structure subject nominal syntactic syntax taim tense indicator terminal contour tiicha tion transformational transitive verbs trii tumoch uman Vdat verb phrase waak waan wok haad word classes wuda X-Nom