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London Jamaican

Language System in Interaction, 1st Edition

By Mark Sebba

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200 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

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

Bibliography

Index

About the Series

Real Language Series

This is a sociolinguistic series about the relationship between language, society and social change. Books in the series draw on natural language data from a wide range of social contexts. The series takes a critical approach to the subject, challenging current orthodoxies, and dealing with familiar topics in new ways.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009050
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics