Shakespeare's Non-standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal Language by Norman BlakeShakespeare's Non-standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal Language by Norman Blake

Shakespeare's Non-standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal Language

byNorman Blake

Paperback | August 22, 2006

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Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages and has thus concentrated on the more learned aspects of his vocabulary. However, the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays and to make these appear lifelike he needed to employ a colloquial and informal style. This aspect of his work has been largely disregarded apart from his bawdy language. This dictionary includes all types of non-standard and informal language and lists all examples found in Shakespeare's works. These include dialect forms, colloquial forms, non-standard and variant forms, fashionable words and puns.
Title:Shakespeare's Non-standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal LanguageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 9.22 × 6.19 × 0.85 inPublished:August 22, 2006Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0826491235

ISBN - 13:9780826491237

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Abbreviations
Dictionary
Select Bibliography
Index

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Mention -Bibliotheque d'Humanisme et Renaissance, Tome LXX-2008