A Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English


by: Beale, Paul
Format: Paperback

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Product description For over fifty years the name of Eric Partridge has been synonymous with slang in the English language. This edition, based on his famous volume, makes it fully relevant to the language of today. Review ` A Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English wins the palm as this year's most fascinating reference book. Although based on Partridge's great work, it is an improvement, for this is bang up-to-date.' - Piers Brendon, Observer `A superb treasure-house of 20th-century slang from all over the world.' - Competitors Journal `To say that it is a mine of information would be an understatement. It's an encyclopaedia extremely well written and presented by a scholar.' - Peter Dundy, The Journal `There can be no greater compliment to its compiler than to say that he has demonstrated himself to be an eloquent, natural trustee of the Partridge legacy.' - Peter Reading, The Times Literary Supplement `This is one of those books that invites the reader to graze.' - Laurie Maguire, Yorkshire Post ` A Concise Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is Mr. Beale's third foray into Partridgeland and a real first-classer. If you want the pukka gen, don't pole on to any other ponies - push off to le bona bookshop and have a geek at Beale's breakaway book.' - Lore and Language '... every slang lexicographer owes Partridge a debt.' - Time Out 'An excellent introductory series with real historical depth.' - A.J. Reid, Girton College, Cambridge 'This whole series is excellent for teaching ... provides accessible introduction/summary of new areas of research.' - Dr Pam Cox, Essex University 'I find this series very useful as it gives general and accessible information on various theoretical subjects.' - Dr Filippis, Orientale University, Italy


Product Code: 9780415063524
ISBN: 0415063523
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1991-04-25
Number of Pages: 560 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 7.4 x 1.65 x 9.45 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.43 pounds