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.(de Verteuil 1992:87) a—Š Just as the best female dancer in the Bel Air was known as La Reine (the Queen), so the leader of the ... (de Verteuil 1992:87-8) regular regular adj A person who fits right in, is not stuck-up, is informal, casual, around whom you do not have to watch your language unduly, who .... (Baptiste 1993: 137) repair repair n In weaving TERITE, the inner, somewhat softer, sections of theanbsp;...

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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