A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: by Julie Coleman PDF

By Julie Coleman

ISBN-10: 0199549370

ISBN-13: 9780199549375

This e-book keeps Julie Coleman's acclaimed historical past of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the more and more systematic and scholarly means within which such phrases have been recorded and labeled within the united kingdom, the us, Australia, and in other places, and the massive development within the ebook of and public urge for food for dictionaries, glossaries, and publications to the targeted vocabularies of alternative social teams, sessions, districts, areas, and countries. Dr Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their heritage. via copious instance she exhibits how they solid mild on lifestyle around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in manhattan and infantrymen combating within the Boer and primary international Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics exchange and the leisure company and the lives of these attending American schools and British public schools.

The slang lexicographers have been a colorful bunch. these featured during this publication comprise spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, newshounds, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, law enforcement officials, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the muse for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other was once allegedly killed by means of a beef pie.

Julie Coleman's account will curiosity historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the legal underworld.

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