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a variety of a language that differs from the standard form

specialized expressions indigenous to a particular field, subject, trade, or subculture

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In his autobiography, written in the decade following the final 1938 issue of transition but not published until 1998, Jolas characterizes "Revolution," and thus the theory of language that would emerge from this treatise, as an extension of his patois experiences in the Franco-German borderlands, "melting-pot" America, and expatriate Paris.
So, I think they should raise their level of English and leave the patois how it is.
With Selina telling her story in patois, "Let Them Call It Jazz" responds to literary modernism's linguistic dilemmas and transforms the marginalized female voice into one of authority.
The 1930s action, punctuated by Runyon-esque patois, is spliced with an imagined encounter between Louis and Schmeling in the 1970s, after their fortunes had diverged drastically.
His book is called White Master's Child, or Buckra Massa Pickney in Jamaican patois.
The riveting tale is written in authentic Jamaican patois, and there's a glossary at the end to help readers keep up with the action.
com, there is a Patois dictionary where you can look up the meaning of those words you hear in all the reggae songs.
I like the diversity of what I'm doing," she says, adding in her best California patois, "I'm just going with the flow, man.
The act of ordering became a self-defining ritual; Starbucks developed a faux Italianate patois that made everyone sound like a sophisticate.
Particularly arrogant was that state institution on legs, Daniel Buren, who acted as if his Parisian patois were a revolutionary act (presenting the opportunity for another laugh, as Abbas asked if he could go ahead and speak Mandarin).
I collided with a steady reggae beat emanating from radios that framed the chorus of "yah mons" followed quickly by a flurry of undecipherable Patois and the energy of hundreds of expats, eager and excited to go home.
Using Jamaican patois and phonetic spelling, Johnson - recently voted No.
Memories of Jamaica are thrown together with experiences of young black men in London, which produces Calypso beats and good- natured patois in one second but hard-bitten brutality the next.
The article also analyzes how the entrees' messages were reinforced in patois street plays of Dijon's carnivalesque mere folle troupe.
In a recent House of Lords debate on the future of the BBC he used the sort of young person's patois that reached the seeing-your-dad-dance-at- a-wedding levels in the embarrassment stakes.