Jamaican English

  • jamaican english, which includes jamaican standard english, is a variety of english native to jamaica. a distinction exists between jamaican english and jamaican patois (or creole), though not entirely a sharp distinction so much as a gradual continuum between two extremes.[1] jamaican english tends to follow british english spelling conventions.[2]

  • sociolinguistics
  • grammar
  • vocabulary
  • pronunciation
  • language use: jamaican standard english versus patois
  • see also
  • references

Jamaican English, which includes Jamaican Standard English, is a variety of English native to Jamaica. A distinction exists between Jamaican English and Jamaican Patois (or Creole), though not entirely a sharp distinction so much as a gradual continuum between two extremes.[1] Jamaican English tends to follow British English spelling conventions.[2]