Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago

Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago

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Using the historical principles of the Oxford English Dictionary, Lise Winer presents the first scholarly dictionary of this unique language. The dictionary comprises over 12, 200 entries, including over 4500 for flora and fauna alone, with numerous cross-references. Entries include definitions, alternative spellings, pronunciations, etymologies, grammatical information, and illustrative citations of usage. Winer draws from a wide range of sources - newspapers, literature, scientific reports, sound recordings of songs and interviews, spoken language - to provide a wealth and depth of language, clearly situated within a historical, cultural, and social context.E didna#39;t do it to my likeness: he didna#39;t do it to my liking. (Haynes 1987:115) like newnaygur like new naygur phr arc Naive; easily impressed by new things. (fr adjustment period of newly arrived slaves) = never-see-come-see a—Š Like ah new anbsp;...

Title:Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago
Author:Lise Winer
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2009-01-16


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