9789766401276-9766401276-Dictionary of Jamaican English

Dictionary of Jamaican English

ISBN-13: 9789766401276
ISBN-10: 9766401276
Edition: 2
Author: Frederic Gomes Cassidy
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: University Press of the West Indies
Format: Paperback 576 pages
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ISBN-13: 9789766401276
ISBN-10: 9766401276
Edition: 2
Author: Frederic Gomes Cassidy
Publication date: 2003
Publisher: University Press of the West Indies
Format: Paperback 576 pages

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Acknowledged author Frederic Gomes Cassidy wrote Dictionary of Jamaican English comprising 576 pages back in 2003. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 9766401276 and 9789766401276. Since then Dictionary of Jamaican English textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This is the second edition of the authoritative Dictionary of Jamaican English, first published in 1967. This edition includes a greatly extended supplement and offers a systematic indexing of the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Surinam, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize. 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. A great deal of care has been taken to trace the etymologies not only of English, Scots and Irish but also of African, Portuguese and Spanish, French, Amerindian, general sea-faring and other words. The Dictionary is thus a mine of information about the Caribbean and its dialects, about the history of English and its dialects, about Creole languages and about general linguistic processes.

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