Daily Archives: September 11, 2020

Would You Be So Kind As To….

I have never considered myself to be a particularly polite person. Although I do not relish interpersonal disagreements and tend to exercise considerable emotional restraint so as to avoid unpleasant scenes with those people I am around, I have frequently … Continue reading

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Book Review: Consequences Of Class And Color

Consequences Of Class And Color: West Indian Perspectives, edited and introduced by David Lowenthal and Lambros Comitas This book is embarrassing. This book is certainly not worthless, but its worth is entirely in demonstrating the lack of fitness, moral and … Continue reading

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Book Review: London Jamaican

London Jamaican: Language Systems In Interaction, by Mark Sebba Does this book need to exist? I’m not sure if it does. What is true is that this book is an effort to deal with the interaction between Jamaican creole and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Jabari: Authentic Jamaican Dictionary Of The Jamic Language

Jabari: Authentic Jamaican Dictionary Of The Jamic Language, by Ras Dennis Jabari Reynolds It is obvious that the author of this dictionary wants the Jamaican dialect to be considered a full-blown language. The fact that this book, published fourteen years … Continue reading

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