English in Jamaica

This short articles explains how Jamaican English (also know as Patois) developed as a pidgin English (a mix of English and other languages) on the ships that took slaves from West Africa to Jamaica and then became the mother tongue of the children of slaves born in Jamaica. This is now the language of the home and the street in Jamaica as well as of reggae music and poetry. Passage Engelsk VG1 Studieforberedende Program, no date. Read this article.

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