Slang and Jargon Products

  • English Vocabulary Today

    Into the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Barry J. Blake

    English Vocabulary Today: Into the 21st Century offers an innovative perspective on the ways in which contemporary English language vocabulary continues to adapt and grow in light of emerging technologies and ideas. The book begins with a concise history of the English language, followed by…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • Slang across Societies

    Motivations and Construction, 1st Edition

    By Jim Davie

    Slang Across Societies is an introductory reference work and textbook which aims to acquaint readers with key themes in the study of youth, criminal and colloquial language practices. Focusing on key questions such as speaker identity and motivations, perceptions of use and users, language…

    Paperback – 2018-09-21
    Routledge

  • The Pragmatics of Text Messaging

    Making Meaning in Messages, 1st Edition

    By Michelle A. McSweeney

    This book provides a comprehensive linguistic exploration of textism use by bilingual young adults, illustrating the function of alternative and creative linguistic features and their role in conveying tone through text. Drawing on a corpus of nearly 45,000 text messages donated by bilingual young…

    Hardback – 2018-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Language and Communication

  • The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Tom Dalzell

    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,…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    Routledge

  • The Language of Money

    Proverbs and Practices, 1st Edition

    By Annabelle Mooney

    Through a detailed examination of proverbs related to money, this book offers a comprehensive critique of the prevailing everyday ideologies and discourses on money and paves the way toward establishing a new set of proverbs more conducive to financial equality and human well-being. The volume…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Language and Communication

  • The Language of Pop Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Valentin Werner

    This collection brings together contributions from both leading and emerging scholars in one comprehensive volume to showcase the richness of linguistic approaches to the study of pop culture and their potential to inform linguistic theory building and analytical frameworks. The book features…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • A Dictionary of the Underworld (Routledge Revivals)

    British and American, 1st Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Slang

    To-Day and Yesterday, 1st Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • A Dictionary of Abbreviations

    With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations, 1st Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

  • Studies in the Phonology of Colloquial English

    1st Edition

    By K. R. Lodge

    This book, first published in 1984, presents a series of analysis of colloquial spoken language, to illustrate some of the variety of phonological features of British English. These studies provide significant insights into linguistic varieties and their inter-relationship as a phonological system…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • Cockney Past and Present

    A Short History of the Dialect of London, 1st Edition

    By William Matthews

    Although Cockney can be considered to be one of the most important non-standard forms of English, there had been little to no scholarly attention on the dialect prior to William Matthews’s 1938 volume Cockney Past and Present. Matthews traced the course of the speech of London from the sixteenth…

    Paperback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The English Language

  • The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    1st Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    This set reissues important selected works by Eric Partridge, covering the period from 1933 to 1968. Together, the books look at many and diverse aspects of language, focusing in particular on English. Included in the collection are a variety of insightful dictionaries and reference works that…

    Hardback – 2015-05-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

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