Thomas, Creole Grammar

Title

Thomas, Creole Grammar

Description

This 1869 publication reads like a linguistics dissertation, made all the more interesting by the fact that it was not published in Cambridge or New Haven, but in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. Intended to aid translations between Creole and English, and correct misconceptions about the former, the author breaks down the Creole language (the one he himself had familiarity with) by its orthography, etymology, syntax, and idioms. It manages this through constant comparisons to both French and English.

Title as Issued

The Theory and Practice of Creole Grammar

Author

J.J. Thomas

Publication

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, 1869

Category

Citation

“Thomas, Creole Grammar,” The Caribbeana Project at AAS, accessed February 6, 2023, https://www.americanantiquarian.org/caribbeana/items/show/126.

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