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Tue Dec 16 2008

Books: Sociolinguistics: Coleman

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        1.    Elyse Turr, A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries (Vol I): Coleman

Message 1: A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries (Vol I): Coleman
Date: 15-Dec-2008
From: Elyse Turr <>
Subject: A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries (Vol I): Coleman
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Title: A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries (Vol I) Subtitle: Volume I: 1567-1784 Published: 2008 Publisher: Oxford University Press

Author: Julie Coleman Paperback: ISBN: 0199557098 9780199557097 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 45.95

Now in paperback!

This is the first volume in a complete history of the documentation ofEnglish cant and slang from 1567 to the present. It gives unparalleledinsights into the early history of slang, the people who used it, and howand why it was recorded. It also provides unusual and unexpected insightsinto the underworlds of early modern England.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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