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The Proverbs of Guyana Explained - signed copy

£29.99

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Very good like new condition with little to no wear.

Inscription by author to Frank and Zita dated 1st August 2006

The Proverbs of Guyana Explained represents a significant contribution to the history of the language of Guyana, as it exemplifies and preserves the syntactic structure as well as the powerful imagery of Guyanese Creole which is such a rich part of Guyanese heritage. The book consists of over 1000 Guyanese proverbs originally published in 1902 by Rev. James Speirs. This new publication, however, explains and reclassifies the proverbs, thus making ore accessible a piece of work that has been in virtual obscurity for almost a century. The book is a wealth of information for those who are engaged ins serious scholarship in the field of linguistics, particularly in the area of dialect studies. For those in the field of literature, it provides examples of the mood, rhythm and cadence of the vernacular that could be captured in dialogue.

Item details

Added value:
Signed copy
Author(s):
Trotman, Joyce
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.9 x 1.9 x 21 cm
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0904521664
ISBN-13:
9780904521665
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Boglr- L'Ouverture Press 2006
Title:
The Proverbs of Guyana Explained

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Very good like new condition with little to no wear.

Inscription by author to Frank and Zita dated 1st August 2006

The Proverbs of Guyana Explained represents a significant contribution to the history of the language of Guyana, as it exemplifies and preserves the syntactic structure as well as the powerful imagery of Guyanese Creole which is such a rich part of Guyanese heritage. The book consists of over 1000 Guyanese proverbs originally published in 1902 by Rev. James Speirs. This new publication, however, explains and reclassifies the proverbs, thus making ore accessible a piece of work that has been in virtual obscurity for almost a century. The book is a wealth of information for those who are engaged ins serious scholarship in the field of linguistics, particularly in the area of dialect studies. For those in the field of literature, it provides examples of the mood, rhythm and cadence of the vernacular that could be captured in dialogue.

Added value:
Signed copy
Author(s):
Trotman, Joyce
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.9 x 1.9 x 21 cm
Edition:
2006
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0904521664
ISBN-13:
9780904521665
Number of pages:
244
Publisher:
Boglr- L'Ouverture Press 2006
Title:
The Proverbs of Guyana Explained

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