The Resource Dread talk : the language of Rastafari, Velma Pollard

Dread talk : the language of Rastafari, Velma Pollard

Label
Dread talk : the language of Rastafari
Title
Dread talk
Title remainder
the language of Rastafari
Statement of responsibility
Velma Pollard
Title variation
Language of Rastafari
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Dread Talk Velma Pollard describes the language of Rastafari, tracing its development as an expansion of Jamaican Creole while showing that it is distinct from both Creole and Standard English. She demonstrates that dread talk must be understood in terms of Jamaican social history, emphasizing its religious origins, its evolution as a language of social protest, and its spread around the world through the Reggae music of Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Jimmy Cliff. This revised edition includes a new chapter, "Dread Talk in the Diaspora," that discusses Rastafarian as used in the urban centres of North America and Europe."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
427/.97292
Index
no index present
LC call number
PM7874.J3
LC item number
P65 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Dread talk : the language of Rastafari, Velma Pollard
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-117)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword to the First Edition / Rex Nettleford -- 1. Dread Talk -- The Speech of the Rastafari in Jamaica -- 2. The Social History of Dread Talk -- 3. Rastafarian Language in St Lucia and Barbados -- 4. Dread Talk -- The Speech of Rastafari in Modern Jamaican Poetry -- 5. The Lexicon of Dread Talk in Standard Jamaican English -- 6. Globalization and the Language of Rastafari -- The Road of the Dread / Lorna Goodison
Control code
ocn884280347
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Revised edition
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 117 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773568280
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12k475t
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35829072
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)884280347
  • pebcs077356828X

Library Locations

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