1st Edition

London Jamaican Language System in Interaction

By Mark Sebba Copyright 1993
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Transcription conventions

    1. Introduction: Creole comes to Britain
    2. In search of "London Jamaican"
    3. Continuum and variation - approaches to describing Creole
    4. London Jamaican...?
    5. ...or Black London English?
    6. Language within the family
    7. Code switching in converstion
    8. The many-personed speaker
    9. Epilogue: Creole and the future - the language of education

    Appendices: the two systems; the conversations


    Mark Sebba