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The Resource The vulgar tongue : Green's history of slang, Jonathon Green

The vulgar tongue : Green's history of slang, Jonathon Green

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The vulgar tongue : Green's history of slang
Title
The vulgar tongue
Title remainder
Green's history of slang
Statement of responsibility
Jonathon Green
Title variation
  • Green's history of slang
  • History of slang
Title variation remainder
Greens history of slang
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Vulgar Tongue tells the full story of English language slang, from its origins in early British beggar books to its spread in American and Australian culture in the eighteenth century"--
  • Once the language of thieves and beggars, slang is an ever present part of today's culture for people across the strata. It allows us to connect to others, to express otherwise guarded thoughts, and to convey humor in the everyday. But how did slang escape its stigma as the language of the streets and integrate itself so seamlessly with "standard English?" The Vulgar Tongue tells the full story of English language slang, from its origins in early British beggar books to its spread in American and Australian culture in the eighteenth century. The aim is not to record the history of the over 125,000 English words that make up the lexis. Rather, the author focuses on the common, often profane themes that run through the word-list--crime, sex, bodily parts and functions, insults, and drink and drugs--and their scope and function throughout the various cultures and overlapping subcultures of English language history, from the sporting world to the university campus to ethnic communities. In tracing its development and trajectory throughout the English-speaking world, Jonathon Green offers an impassioned defence for its vitality, showing how slang has grown into a modern, versatile vocabulary that has nevertheless established its own role in contemporary English
Summary
"The Vulgar Tongue tells the full story of English language slang, from its origins in early British beggar books to its spread in American and Australian culture in the eighteenth century"--
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10329605
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1948-
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Green, Jonathon
Dewey number
427
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3711
LC item number
.G745 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
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Green's history of slang
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The vulgar tongue : Green's history of slang, Jonathon Green
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-407) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Introduction: Slang: A User's Manual -- 2. In the Beginning: The Pre-history -- 3. Lewd, Lousey Language: Beggars and Their Books -- 4. Crime and Punishment: The Vocabulary of Villainy -- 5. Play's the Thing: The Stage and the Song -- 6. The Sound of the City: No City, No Slang -- 7. Flash: This Sporting Life -- 8. Down Under: Larrikin Lingo -- 9. Sex in the City: The Agreeable Ruts of Life -- 10. Cockney Sparrers: Mean Streets and Music Halls -- 11. America: Pioneers -- 12. Keeping Score: Nineteenth-century Slang Lexicography -- 13. Gayspeak: The Lavendar Lexicon -- 14. American Century: The Slang Capital of the World -- 15. African-American Slang: The Flesh Made Word -- 16. Campus and Counter-Culture: Teenage Skills -- 17. War: One Thing It's Good For -- 18. Conclusion: As It Was in the Beginning -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
1053594
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780199398140
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014018521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199398140
  • (OCoLC)875741821
Label
The vulgar tongue : Green's history of slang, Jonathon Green
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 401-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- 1. Introduction: Slang: A User's Manual -- 2. In the Beginning: The Pre-history -- 3. Lewd, Lousey Language: Beggars and Their Books -- 4. Crime and Punishment: The Vocabulary of Villainy -- 5. Play's the Thing: The Stage and the Song -- 6. The Sound of the City: No City, No Slang -- 7. Flash: This Sporting Life -- 8. Down Under: Larrikin Lingo -- 9. Sex in the City: The Agreeable Ruts of Life -- 10. Cockney Sparrers: Mean Streets and Music Halls -- 11. America: Pioneers -- 12. Keeping Score: Nineteenth-century Slang Lexicography -- 13. Gayspeak: The Lavendar Lexicon -- 14. American Century: The Slang Capital of the World -- 15. African-American Slang: The Flesh Made Word -- 16. Campus and Counter-Culture: Teenage Skills -- 17. War: One Thing It's Good For -- 18. Conclusion: As It Was in the Beginning -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgements -- Index
Control code
1053594
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
419 pages
Isbn
9780199398140
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014018521
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199398140
  • (OCoLC)875741821

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