A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries, 1567-1784

A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries, 1567-1784

by Julie Coleman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199254710

ISBN-13: 9780199254712

Pub. Date: 03/11/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The first of three volumes (volume 2, 1785-1874, forthcoming in 2005; volume 3, 1874 to present, forthcoming in 2007) comprising a complete history of the recording of English cant and slang - the jargon of sport, trade, and crime - which give unparalleled insights into the history of slang and the people who used it. Provides information on words and their

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The first of three volumes (volume 2, 1785-1874, forthcoming in 2005; volume 3, 1874 to present, forthcoming in 2007) comprising a complete history of the recording of English cant and slang - the jargon of sport, trade, and crime - which give unparalleled insights into the history of slang and the people who used it. Provides information on words and their meanings such as 'ziff' (a young thief), 'bundletail' (a short fat or squat lass), and 'arsworm' (a little diminutive fellow).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199254712
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations and Conventions
List of illustrations
Introduction
1. The beggars are coming to town
2. The Harman-lists
3. The Head-lists
4. The B. E.-lists
5. The life of Bampfylde-Moore Carew
6. Other cant and slang lists
7. Cant in other dictionaries
8. Conclusions
Tables
Canting songs
Bibliography
Index

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