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Title: L'Argot au XXe siècle
Subtitle: Édition inversée et raisonnée du dictionnaire français-argot
Written By: Aristide Bruant
Léon de Bercy
Edited By: Denis Delaplace
URL: http://www.classiques-garnier.com/editions/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypag
Series Title: Classiques de l'argot et du jargon, 3
Description:

L'Argot au XXe siècle est un dictionnaire français-argot signé par Aristide Bruant et réalisé avant tout par Léon de Bercy. Seule une édition inversée (argot-français) et raisonnée pouvait restituer avec précision ce panorama lexical; en replaçant l'ouvrage dans la lignée de ses prédécesseurs et en mettant mieux en valeur son apport, la présente édition facilitera en outre aux lecteurs l'accès à de nombreux passages littéraires qui, du XVe siècle à nos jours, se sont alimentés aux ressources d'expressivité offertes par l'argot. This reverse (slang-French) and critical dictionary is vital to understand a great many literary texts from the 15th century to the present day which are nourished by the expressive resources provided by slang.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Classiques Garnier
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): French

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782812400407
Pages: 1523
Prices: Europe EURO 191.69