London Jamaican: language systems in interaction
London Jamaican provides the reader with a new perspective on African descent in London. Based on research carried out in the early 1980s, the author examines the linguistic background of the community, with special emphasis on young people of the first and second British-born generations.
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accent accommodation acquisition acrolect adaptation adolescents analyst approach ation basilect bilingual black speakers Brenda Britain British English British-born Caribbean community Caribbean Creoles characteristic code switching context continuum continuum hypothesis contrast conversation Creole features Creole language culture dialect diglossia discussion distinct Edwards ethnicity example Extract focused glottalling grammar guage Gumperz H-dropping Hewitt identified individual informants interaction interlocutor Jamaican Creole Jamaican English language behaviour laughter Laverne lects lexical linguistic linguistic behaviour London English London Jamaican look marker mean mesolect monolingual munity norms parents participants particular past tense Patois persona phonetic phonological pronunciation Rastafarian reggae response Rosen and Burgess salient Sebba second language situation social sound speak speech Standard English stereotype style Sutcliffe Tabouret-Keller talk tion transcription Trudgill turn utterance Valerie variables variant verb vowel words yeah yeh yeh yeh young black Londoners