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Dialect, slang & jargon books

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Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat Naval slang and its everyday usage by Martin Robson Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat Naval slang and its everyday usage

As the crow flies'', ''chunder'', ''cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey'', ''three sheets to the wind'' - many terms like these are used in everyday English language conversation and writing. But how many landlubbers know that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/02/2018

Southern Min Comparative Phonology and Subgrouping by Bit-Chee (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) Kwok Southern Min Comparative Phonology and Subgrouping
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Southern Min refers to a group of Chinese dialects spoken mainly in Southeast China and Taiwan. This group occupies a special position in the study of Chinese dialects, not only because of its large population of speakers (around 48 million)...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/02/2018

The Language of Pop Culture by Valentin Werner The Language of Pop Culture

This collection brings together contributions from both leading and emerging scholars in one comprehensive volume to showcase the richness of linguistic approaches to the study of pop culture and their potential to inform linguistic theory building and analytical frameworks. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/01/2018

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: 15/12/2017

500 Common Korean Idioms by Robert J. Fouser, Danielle Ooyoung Pyun 500 Common Korean Idioms
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500 Common Korean Idioms is a useful learner's tool that presents the 500 most commonly used Korean idioms in a clear and easy-to-follow manner. Structured with practicality in mind, the book presents: idioms with their literal and natural translations; usage...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/12/2017

Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects by Reem (American University in Cairo (AUC)) Bassiouney Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects

Identity and Dialect Performance discusses the relationship between identity and dialects. It starts from the assumption that the use of dialect is not just a product of social and demographic factors, but can also be an intentional performance of identity....
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2017

Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects by Reem (American University in Cairo (AUC)) Bassiouney Identity and Dialect Performance A Study of Communities and Dialects

Identity and Dialect Performance discusses the relationship between identity and dialects. It starts from the assumption that the use of dialect is not just a product of social and demographic factors, but can also be an intentional performance of identity....
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

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

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The Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics by R. L. Trask The Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics

With nearly 2400 entries, this dictionary covers every aspect of the subject, from the most venerable work to the exciting advances of the last few years, many of which have not even made it into textbooks yet.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

1000 English Idioms Home-grown and from Across the Pond by Foulsham 1000 English Idioms Home-grown and from Across the Pond

Includes fascinating and intriguing little stories.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/02/2018

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


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/02/2018

Jamaica Talk Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica by Jamaica Talk Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica

First published in 1961, Jamaica Talk is a thorough study of the English spoken in Jamaica and, although intended for the general educated reader rather than the linguistic specialist, has a foundation of sound scholarship.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/03/2018

Talking Appalachian Voice, Identity, and Community by Amy D. Clark Talking Appalachian Voice, Identity, and Community

Tradition, community, and pride are fundamental aspects of the history of Appalachia, and the language of the region is a living testament to its rich heritage. Despite the persistence of unflattering stereotypes and cultural discrimination associated with their style of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Other books in this genre

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

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

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

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: 13/02/2017

A Dictionary of Abbreviations With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations by Eric Partridge A Dictionary of Abbreviations With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2017

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: 02/02/2017

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: 02/02/2017

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: 02/02/2017

A Structural Atlas of the English Dialects by Peter (University of Central Lancashire UK) 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: 02/02/2017

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