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In the Field: The Language of the Vietnam War
     

In the Field: The Language of the Vietnam War

by Linda Reinberg
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YA-- As in other wars, a unique vocabulary developed during the Vietnam War, and these words and phrases form this dictionary of more than 5000 entries. Listed are important terms and phrases of the period: acronyms, nicknames, code names, place names, technical terms, and slang expressing what was happening at home. Vietnamese words picked up by American soldiers are also included. This is ideal for those students interested in the effect of historical events on language. It should also develop an interest in new words that evolve from the war in the Persian Gulf.-- Mike Printz, Topeka West High School, KS
Booknews
Alphabetical dictionary lists and defines some 5,000 terms and phrases used by American military troops stationed in Vietnam during the War, including acronyms, nicknames, code names, place names, technical terms, and other slang expressing what was happening in the States. Lacks a guide to pronunciation--a sore lack with regard to the Vietnamese words and phrases picked up and used by the GIs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780816022144
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2000
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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