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Title: A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries (Vol I)
Subtitle: Volume I: 1567-1784
Written By: Julie Coleman
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This is the first volume in a complete history of the documentation of
English cant and slang from 1567 to the present. It gives unparalleled
insights into the early history of slang, the people who used it, and how
and why it was recorded. It also provides unusual and unexpected insights
into the underworlds of early modern England.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0199557098
ISBN-13: 9780199557097
Pages: 272
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