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Author Tomei, Renato, author

Title Jamaican speech forms in Ethiopia : the emergence of a new linguistic scenario in Shashamane / by Renato Tomei
Published Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (228 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction -- Literary review and conceptual frameworks -- Theory and methodology -- Collection and presentation of data -- Data analysis -- Findings and conclustions
Summary This book is the first systematic cross-disciplinary survey on the use of Jamaican English in Ethiopia, describing the dynamics of language acquisition in a multi-lectal and multicultural context. It is the result of over eight years' worth of research conducted in both Jamaica and Africa, and is a recognition of the trans-cultural influence of the "Repatriation Movement" and other diasporic movements. The method and materials adopted in this book point to a constant spread and diffusion of Jamaican culture in Ethiopia. This is reinforced by the universalistic appeal of Rastafarianism and Reggae music and their ability to transcend borders. The data gathered here focus on how an Anglophone-based Creole has developed new speech-forms and has been hybridized and cross-fertilized in contact situations and by new media sources.--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject English language -- Dialects -- Jamaica.
English language -- Variation -- Ethiopia.
English language -- Ethiopia -- Acquisition.
Rastafari movement.
Reggae music -- History and criticism.
Ethiopia -- Civilization -- Jamaican influences
Jamaica -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1443876755 (electronic bk.)
9781443876759 (electronic bk.)