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Dialect, slang & jargon books

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The Handbook of Dialectology by Charles Boberg The Handbook of Dialectology

The Handbook of Dialectology provides an authoritative, up-to-date and unusually broad account of the study of dialect, in one volume. Each chapter reviews essential research, and offers a critical discussion of the past, present and future development of the area.
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

Dialects of English Studies in Grammatical Variation by Peter Trudgill Dialects of English Studies in Grammatical Variation

This collection consists of 15 articles by an international group of linguists and 7 essays by the editors, tackling a broad range of issues and representing some of the most authoritative work in English dialect grammar.Individual chapters cover the full...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/06/2017

Vulgar Tongues An Alternative History of English Slang by Max Decharne Vulgar Tongues An Alternative History of English Slang


Format: Hardback - Released: 06/06/2017

Pidgins and Creoles by Bettina Migge Pidgins and Creoles

This new four volume collection, Pidgins and Creoles, will showcase the major areas of research and their achievements in this multidisciplinary field. The collection will include both works that represent the status quo as well as those that are controversial...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/04/2017

Listening to the Past Audio Records of Accents of English by Raymond (Universitat Duisburg-Essen) Hickey Listening to the Past Audio Records of Accents of English

The first edited volume to document and analyse early audio recordings of the English language.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017

Shorter Slang Dictionary by Paul Beale, Eric Partridge Shorter Slang Dictionary
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From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world....
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/04/2017

The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative by Harold Orton The Phonology of a South Durham Dialect Descriptive, Historical, and Comparative

This book, first published in 1933, examines the dialect of the people of Byers Green in County Durham. Orton explores the possible reasons behind why the dialect has signs of external influences, and the ways in which it differs to...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

Word Maps A Dialect Atlas of English by Clive Upton, Stewert Sanderson Word Maps A Dialect Atlas of English
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The maps presented in this volume, first published in 1987, are based on the material of the Survey of English Dialects which was collected from over 300 localities between 1948 and 1961. The 200 word and sound maps included in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

Other books in this genre

Cockney Past and Present A Short History of the Dialect of London by William Matthews Cockney Past and Present A Short History of the Dialect of London

Although Cockney can be considered to be one of the most important non-standard forms of English, there had been little to no scholarly attention on the dialect prior to William Matthews's 1938 volume Cockney Past and Present. Matthews traced the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects by Professor of Substance Use Policy and Practice Institute of Health and Society Newcastle University UK Peter (Univers Anderson A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects

First published in 1987, this atlas identifies structural patterns which exist in the sound systems of the dialects of England. It regards variation, not as something to be ignored or avoided, but as a central and essential feature of dialect,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2017

Variation and Change in Aberdeen English A Sociophonetic Study by Thorsten Brato Variation and Change in Aberdeen English A Sociophonetic Study

This volume provides a sociophonetic study of the urban accent of Aberdeen. It shows how dialect contact has led to adoption of innovative supraregional accent features and the marginalisation of traditional variants. It uses an innovative method to assess the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/12/2016

Words and Descriptive Terms for Woman and Girl in French, Provencal, and Border Dialects by George C S Adams Words and Descriptive Terms for Woman and Girl in French, Provencal, and Border Dialects

Using W. Von Wartburg's critical bibliography of dialect and patois as a key reference, this work brings together examples of words derived from Latin femina, domina, and a few kindred words in the regional and border dialects of France. Adams...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2016

Slang To-Day and Yesterday by Eric Partridge Slang To-Day and Yesterday

First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2016

Sex Slang by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor Sex Slang
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Are you a beaver cleaver or the office bike? Would you rather pack fudge or munch carpet? Do you content yourself with paddling the pickle as you're still a cherry boy? Sex Slang will not only give you 3,000 words...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2016

Variation in English Multi-Dimensional Studies by Susan Conrad Variation in English Multi-Dimensional Studies

Studies in Language and Linguistics General Editors- Geoffrey Leech, Department of Modern English Language, Lancaster University and Jenny Thomas, School of English and Linguistics, University of Wales, Bangor Broad-ranging and authoritative, Studies in Language and Linguistics is an occasional series...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2016

A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang by Julian Franklyn A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

This re-issue of Julian Franklyn's classic dictionary not only defines these expressions but also explains their origin and history. An introductory essay examines the roots and development of rhyming slang. Although many people assume that rhyming slang is exclusively Cockney,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2016

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