Language is used to convey who the speaker thinks they are, who the speaker thinks the recipient is, and it also conveys info. about the relationship between the speaker and the recipient. Dread talk is a kind of modi cation of jamaican creole in order to distinguish it from. Related to religion in jamaica until abolition. Jamaica was colonized in the 1600s by the spanish and british. The european superpowers grew plantations and imported many africans and. Europeans knew that christianity could cause unrest amongst the jamaicans (due to equality) Christian association: combination of central beliefs of christianity. Samuel sharp traveled to different estates in sr. james educating the slaves about. He formed a secret society that took place at night, however could not change how things were because the europeans owned the land that the slaves worked on. Marcus garvey said all black people should work together and help the continent of.