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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,...
The ultimate gift for wordsmiths and lovers of language: a word for every day of the year
By using Russian-speakers in Latvia as a specific case study, this volume also offers a fresh methodological approach to the study of discourses and discursive strategies. It outlines a coherent methodology to study the evolution of discourses over time, rather than a single de-contextualised and static time period.
This volume is a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to processes underlying language change. Clearly defined core concepts are introduced against new psycholinguistic research, taking into account synchronic structures and evidence from language history. It is ideal reading for scholars of historical linguistics and psycholinguistics alike.
Caribbean English Usage shows the contribution of homeland British English to Caribbean English Creoles which spread across the Anglophone Caribbean as it merged with the hundreds of West African languages introduced during transatlantic slavery to form those English-based Creoles.
This book places binomials - word pairs - in the context of phonology, stylistics, semantics, translation theory and practice in various periods.
It's the most simple, unassuming, innocent-looking verb: 'to be'. Yet it is jam-packed with more different meanings, forms, and uses than any other English word. As he reveals be's multiple incarnations, David Crystal takes us to the heart of our flexible and changing language, with the help of wonderfully entertaining...
This book offers a linguistically informed account of language contact and change, focussing on how language comes to cluster in certain geographical areas. It will be of interest to those working on the history of language families, documentation and classification, enabling the reader to understand areal linguistics within a broader...
This comprehensive study traces the evolution of verse structure in Old and Middle English poetry from the earliest alliterative poems to iambic pentameter. It provides a general theory of poetic form with a glossary of technical terms and explores how poetic form is perceived by the human mind.