The First English Dictionary of Slang 1699

ISBN: 9781851243877 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2015 Autor: B. E. Gent Editură: The Bodleian Library Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 224 Stoc: La comandă

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Written originally for the education of the polite London classes in ‘canting’ – the language of thieves and ruffians – should they be so unlucky as to wander into the ‘wrong’ parts of town, A New Dictionary of Terms, Ancient and Modern, of the Canting Crew by ‘B.E. Gent’ is the first work dedicated solely to the subject of slang words and their meanings. It is also the first text which attempts to show the overlap and integration between canting words and common slang. In its refusal to distinguish between criminal vocabulary and the more ordinary everyday English of the period, it sets canting words side by side with terms used by sailors, labourers, and those in the common currency of domestic culture.

With an introduction by John Simpson, chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, describing the history and culture of canting in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as the evolution of English slang, this is a fascinating volume for anyone with a curiosity about language, or wishing to reintroduce ‘Dandyprat’ or ‘Fizzle’ into their everyday conversation.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
B. E. Gent
Data Publicarii
2015
Editura
The Bodleian Library
Inaltime
20.3
Latime
12.7
Grosime
1.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
224
Bic
2AB, 3JD, CBD, CBX, CFFD, 2AB, 3JD, CBD, CBX, CFFD
Greutate
246
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