A welcome re-issue of this popular introduction to Jamaican patois and grammar, this essential guide provides a fascinating overview of the English language as spoken in Jamaica and also includes a childhood tale written in dialect.
Emile Adams was born in Minnesota in 1941. Her studies at Harvard-Radcliffe were followed by two years working in East and North Africa. On her return to the USA in 1964, she worked for the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. She emigrated to Jamaica in 1971, where she was married and had two children. She became a Jamaican citizen in 1979.
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Creoles and Pidgins, English-based (Other) & English