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Strange Vernaculars

How Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

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How vocabularies once associated with outsiders became objects of fascination in eighteenth-century Britain 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, crimi

Product code: 9780691169026

ISBN 9780691169026
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW152
No. Of Pages 352
Publisher Princeton University Press
On Sale Date 06/06/2017