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Dictionary of Bahamian English

Holm, John, with Alison W. Shilling

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ISBN 10: 0936368039 / ISBN 13: 9780936368030
Published by Lexik House, Cold Spring, New York, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First and only edition and printing; INSCRIBED BY JOHN HOLM on the ffep 'NYC 9-28-82 / For my friend Glenn / John Holm'; Fine/Near Fine, dj shows slight shelfwear; this hard-to-find book contains not only most of what we know about Bahamian (English or Creole) but is in itself a lexicographical work of exceedingly high quality; the first part of the introduction is simply the best there is, showing the author's vast knowledge of his subject and its linkages with the rest of the Caribbean, the North American mainland, and England; the work would be a gem in the book collection of anyone interested in creole languages, the languages of the Caribbean, or, generally, the fate of English in the New World; hard covers are blue with gold lettering on the front and spine, the publisher's logo in gold on the spine; dj is white and blue with black lettering, with comments on the dictionary on the back by Ian Hancock, William Stewart, and others; 4to -- height is 26 centimeters, xxxix + 228 numbered pages. Bookseller Inventory # 002287

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Title: Dictionary of Bahamian English

Publisher: Lexik House, Cold Spring, New York

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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