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Yardie Skeptics (Ep.8) Patwa and Standard Jamaican English

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Why hasn't Jamaican Creole been offically recognized as a language in Jamaica?  Why do many Jamaicans continue to dismiss the idea of bilingual instruction in our schools, as a means of mastering BOTH Jamaican Creole and Standard English?  

Special guests:  

Dahlia Thompson - speech synthesis
Dr. Joseph Farquharson - lexicographer, founder Jamaican National Dictionary 
Dr. Allison Irvine-Sobers - sociolinguist, human rights researcher
Bertram Gayle - Bible translator 

Zay Dilette Green author of "Christianity and Black Oppression: Duppy Know Who Fe Frighten."


Tune in as we tackle the big questions e