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Featured Review: Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia

At Cambridge Scholars, we are very proud that many of our authors and their publications are critically acclaimed by established scholars in their respective fields. This month, we would like to highlight a particularly noteworthy review of one of our books.

In an interview with Times Higher Education, the eminent linguist and author David Crystal was asked to recommend a book to their readers. David chose to acclaim Renato Tomei’s recent title Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia: The Emergence of a New Linguistic Scenario in Shashamane, and described it as “fascinating”.


"When I visited Perugia last year, Renato Tomei from [the University for Foreigners of] Perugia gave me a copy of his book ‘Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia: The Existence of a New Linguistic Scenario in Shashamane’. It turned out to be a fascinating account of the way Jamaican English has influenced speech in a Rastafarian community a long way from the Caribbean, bringing together linguistics, anthropology, musicology and cultural history."

–David Crystal, Times Higher Education


To find out more about Jamaican Speech Forms in Ethiopia: The Emergence of a New Linguistic Scenario in Shashamane, click here. To read the full interview with David, click here.

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