A Dictionary of Epithets and Terms of Address

By Leslie Dunkling

© 1990 – Routledge

276 pages

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Hardback: 9780415007610
pub: 1990-06-07

About the Book

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


`Here is a truly comprehsive treasure-house (2,000 entries) of those curious, endearing, abusive, formal and poetic terms of address English speakers, in Britain and the U.S.A. particularly, have been wont to call each other since Shakespeare's time, in public and private, in print and whisper … an excellent scholarly treatment of this fascinating topic' - English Today

`This scholarly work deals with an aspect of mailing that has received nothing like the attention it deserves. One of the most valuable features of this study is the Introduction … the volume is an original and entertaining compendium of facts and quotes.' - Adrian Room, Names

`Leslie Dunkling has produced a dictionary `which deals as comprehensively as possible with the terms of address … used by English-speaking people'. It is of interest to native speakers of English, but it will be most useful to foreign students of English throughout the world.' - Contemporary Review

About the Author

Leslie Dunkling is Senior Producer for BBC English, BBC World Service.

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