Dialect, slang & jargon

    Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventi

    Paperback £58.49

    The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang offers the ultimate record of modern, post WW2 American Slang. The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology,...

    Remade in France

    By Valerie Saugera

    Hardback Save £4.26 = £51.74

    Remade in France: Anglicisms in the Lexicon and Morphology of French chronicles the current status of French Anglicisms, a popular topic in the history of the French language and a compelling example of the influence of global English. The abundant data come from primary sources-a large online newspaper corpus for...

    Criminal Alphabet

    By Noel "Razor" Smith

    Paperback Save £0.34 = £6.65

    The ultimate guide to the criminal world through its slang - from insults to terms of respect, weapons to injuries, crimes to punishment 'I have spent almost 33 of the last 53 years in and out of prison, but mainly in. I was a juvenile offender back in the mid...

    Disappearing Dictionary

    By David Crystal

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever

    American English

    By Natalie Schilling

    Paperback Save £0.24 = £26.75

    The new edition of this classic text chronicles recent breakthrough developments in the field of American English, covering regional, ethnic, and gender-based differences.

    Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    This unique and thoroughly revised collection contains over 1,100 of the most widely used proverbs in English, drawing on the resources of the Oxford Dictionaries team for the most up-to-date research. Lively and compelling, it is filled with favourites - old and new - with a strong emphasis on meanings...

    The Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words

    By David Crystal

    Hardback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    A beautiful gift book that collects together brilliantly quirky English dialect words, before they disappear for ever.

    Vietnam War Slang

    By Tom Dalzell

    Paperback Save £1.29 = £23.70

    In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration's escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed...

    Creole Renegades: Rhetoric of Betrayal and Guilt in the Caribbean Diaspora

    By Benedicte Boisseron

    Hardback Save £0.59 = £60.36

    This book investigates the exilic literature of Caribbean-born and Caribbean-descent writers who, from their new location in Northern America, question their cultural roots and search for a creative autonomy.

    Dialect in Film and Literature

    By Jane Hodson

    Paperback £29.42

    This text draws on ideas and approaches from linguistics in order to investigate the ways in which different dialects of English are represented in a range of films and literary texts. The focus is more on spoken than on written varieties. It contains examples, analyses, exercises and readings in each...

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