Languages and Jargons: Contributions to a Social History of Language

Languages and Jargons: Contributions to a Social History of Language

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ISBN-13: 9780745612799
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/28/1996
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

EDITED BY:

Peter Burke, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

Roy Porter, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

Table of Contents

Introduction: Peter Burke.

1. The Jargon of the Schools: Peter Burke.

2. "Perplex't with Tough Names": the Uses of Medical Jargon: Roy Porter.

3. Anti-language or Jargon? Canting in the English Underworld in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Lee Beier.

4. Calo: The "Secret" Language of the Gypsies of Spain: John Geipel.

5. Masonics, Metaphor and Misogyny: a Discourse of Marginality: Mary Mulvey Roberts.

6. Jargon of Class: Rhetoric and Leadership in British Labour Politics, 1830-1880: Timothy R. Burns.

7. "The Jargon of Indostan" - an Exploration of Jargon in Urdu and East India Company English: Javed Majeed.

Index.

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