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Language!: Five Hundred Years of the Vulgar Tongue

Green, Jonathon

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ISBN 10: 1848878982 / ISBN 13: 9781848878983
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The entertaining, shocking and surprising story of slang, as told by Britain's foremost slang lexicographer. Num Pages: 432 pages. BIC Classification: 2AB; CBX; CFFD. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 239 x 168 x 37. Weight in Grams: 728. . 2014. First Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781848878983

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Title: Language!: Five Hundred Years of the Vulgar ...

Publisher: Atlantic Books

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Having undertaken decades of research into tens of thousands of English slang words, Green is an expert guide through this 'counter- language' and its origins in the underground worlds of criminal, marginalized and rebellious groups. He traces the changing meaning of slang terms and their spread across social classes, as well as analysing the different styles of American and Australian slang and comparing the many synonyms that illustrate the inventiveness of the 'vulgar tongue'.

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Jonathon Green is Britain's foremost lexicographer of slang. His many publications include the Chambers Slang Dictionary, the Slang Thesaurus, Slang Down the Ages and the multivolume Green's Dictionary of Slang. He has also compiled dictionaries of quotations and oral histories of modern culture. He lives in London and Paris.

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