Strange vernaculars : how eighteenth-century slang, cant, provincial languages, and nautical jargon became English /

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied--from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary to grammar and elocution books of the period--less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and nautical jar...

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Main Author: Sorensen, Janet, (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Princeton, New Jersey ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, [2017]
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University of Illinois at Chicago

Location: Daley Library - Book Stacks

Call Number: PE1574 .S67 2017
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