A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

Author: Julie Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199254702
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The second volume of Julie Coleman's fascinating and entertaining history of the uses and the recording of slang and criminal cant takes the story from 1785 to 1858 and explores its first manifestations in the USA and Australia.During this period glossaries of cant are thrown into the shade by dictionaries of slang, which now include the language of thieves and cover a broad spectrum of non-standard English. Cant represented a practical threat to life and property. Slang, the author reveals, was a threat to the moral core of society, insidiously seductive to a wide section of the public.Julie Coleman shows how Francis Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue revolutionised lexicography of non-standard English. She explores the earliest Australian and American slang glossaries, whose authors included the thrice-transported James Hardy Vaux and George Matsell, New York City's first chief of police.

The Life of Slang

Author: Julie Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199571996
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Offers a portrait of an aspect of the English language that is slang, from Old English to contemporary slang, and shows why and how slang is used and how it has developed in English-speaking nations around the world.

Nachtr ge

Author: Herbert Ernst Wiegand
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110403226
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Die Titelnachträge im Band 4 der „Internationalen Bibliographie zur germanistischen Lexikographie und Wörterbuchforschung. Mit Berücksichtigung anglistischer, nordistischer, romanistischer, slavistischer und weiterer metalexikographischer Forschungen“ betreffen nicht nur den Zeitraum von 2007 bis 2014, sondern auch Arbeiten, die vor 2007 erschienen sind. Ein 5. Band, der das Sachregister enthält, erscheint voraussichtlich 2015.

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