A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: by Julie Coleman

By Julie Coleman

This publication maintains Julie Coleman's acclaimed historical past of dictionaries of English slang and cant. It describes the more and more systematic and scholarly method during which such phrases have been recorded and categorized within the united kingdom, the us, Australia, and somewhere else, and the large development within the booklet of and public urge for food for dictionaries, glossaries, and publications to the particular vocabularies of other social teams, sessions, districts, areas, and countries. Dr Coleman
describes the origins of phrases and words and explores their historical past. by way of copious instance she exhibits how they solid mild on daily life around the globe - from settlers in Canada and Australia and cockneys in London to gang-members in manhattan and infantrymen combating within the Boer and primary international Wars - as
well as at the operations of the narcotics alternate and the leisure enterprise and the lives of these attending American schools and British public schools.

The slang lexicographers have been a colorful bunch. these featured during this booklet comprise spiritualists, aristocrats, socialists, newshounds, psychiatrists, school-boys, criminals, hoboes, law enforcement officials, and a serial bigamist. One supplied the foundation for Robert Lewis Stevenson's lengthy John Silver. one other used to be allegedly killed via a beef pie.

Julie Coleman's account will curiosity historians of language, crime, poverty, sexuality, and the legal underworld.

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