A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: by Julie Coleman

By Julie Coleman

the second one quantity of Julie Coleman's exciting and revealing historical past of the recording and makes use of of slang and felony cant takes the tale from 1785 to 1858, and explores their manifestations within the u . s . and Australia.

During this era glossaries of cant have been thrown into the color by way of dictionaries of slang, which now lined a vast spectrum of non-standard English, together with the language of thieves. Julie Coleman indicates how Francis Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue revolutionized the lexicography of the underworld. She explores the compilation and content material of the earliest Australian and American slang glossaries, whose authors integrated the thrice-transported James Hardy Vaux and the mythical George Matsell, long island City's first leader of police, whose The mystery Language of Crime: The Rogue's Lexicon trained the script of Martin Scorcese's movie Gangs of recent York.

Cant represented a tangible threat to existence and estate, yet slang threatened to undermine reliable behaviour and social morality. Julie Coleman exhibits how and why they have been instantaneously repellent and seductive. Her interesting account casts clean mild on language and lifestyles in the various darker areas of serious Britain and the English-speaking world.

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