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Social History of Dread Talk

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Pollard,Velma (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
December, 1982
Published:
Mona, Jamaica: Extra Mural Dept. of the University College of the West Indies
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Creole, Blacks, Rastafarian movement
Notes:
"Dread Talk is a comparatively recent adjustment of the lexicon of Jamaican Creole to reflect the religious, political and philosophical positions of the believers in Rastafari. Its earliest expression was within this closed group... Today Dread Talk functions far beyond the boundaries of the closed group for which it designed itself. This paper looks at the process of its extension." (author)