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A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

A DICTIONARY OF SLANG AND UNCONVENTIONAL ENGLISH

by: Partridge, Eric
Format: Paperback

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Product Description The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some 500 new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language. Review A most fascinating book; an archaeological museum, a veritable Madame Tussaud's of the vulgar language. It is a really epoch-making, monumental piece of work, carried out with astonishing industry and learning. ?New Statesman About the Author Eric Honeywood Partridge renowned philologist, etymologist and lexicographer, dedicated his life to the study of language but it is for his work on slang, and in particular his flagship dictionary, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, that he is most widely remembered and admired.

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Product Code: 9780415291897
ISBN: 0415291895
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2002-11-15
Number of Pages: 1432 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 8
Dimension: 7.64 x 3.23 x 9.53 inches
Shipping Weight: 5.29 pounds