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A history of cant and slang dictionaries Volume IV, 1937-1984

Author: Julie Coleman; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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In the fourth volume of her pioneering history, Julie Coleman considers the trends of lexicographers in a period dominated by the Second World War, the Cold War, various civil rights movements, and numerous youth trends.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Coleman; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199567256 0199567255 9780191595073 0191595071
OCLC Number: 700953378
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 503 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Eric Partridge's dictionary of slang and unconventional English --
Dictionaries of military slang --
Dictionaries of British slang --
Legacies of Empire and declarations of independence : dictionaries of the slang of newer nations --
Dictionaries of American slang --
Glossaries of school and college slang --
Dictionaries of race and music --
Dictionaries of youth --
Glossaries of sexuality --
Dictionaries of drugs slang --
Dictionaries of crime and incarceration --
Dictionaries of new technologies : citizens' band radio and computers --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Julie Coleman.
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