The Routledge Dictionary Of Modern American Slang And Unconventional English by Tom DalzellThe Routledge Dictionary Of Modern American Slang And Unconventional English by Tom Dalzell

The Routledge Dictionary Of Modern American Slang And Unconventional English

EditorTom Dalzell

Paperback | August 25, 2015

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The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional Englishoffers the ultimate record of modern American Slang.

The 25,000 entries are accompanied by citations that authenticate the words as well as offer lively examples of usage from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, musical lyrics, and Internet user groups. Etymology, cultural context, country of origin and the date the word was first used are also provided.

This informative, entertaining and sometimes shocking dictionary is an unbeatable resource for all language aficionados out there.

Tom Dalzell is recognized as a leading expert on American slang. He is the author ofFlappers to Rappers: American Youth Slang(Merriam-Webster, 1996) andThe Slang of Sin(Merriam-Webster, 1998), both of which were alternate selections for the Book of the Month Club. He served as senior editor ofThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and C...
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Title:The Routledge Dictionary Of Modern American Slang And Unconventional EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1120 pages, 9.9 × 6.8 × 2.4 inPublished:August 25, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415864577

ISBN - 13:9780415864572

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Table of Contents

List of contributors  Preface  Acknowledgments  Entries A-Z  Numeric Slang

Editorial Reviews

"The charms of The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English bring to mind a younger brother with troubled friends who has memorized long stretches of dialogue from movies starring stoners or mobsters." -- The Nation, December 2008 Praise for The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, edited by Tom Dalzell and Terry Victor: 'This dictionary informs, but it also entertains.' Booklist 'This dictionary is huge fun.' The Times Literary Supplement '...no term is excluded because it might be considered offensive as a racial, ethnic, religious, sexual, or any kind of slur...' Against the Grain '...the editors have succeeded in ... observing high standards of lexicography while producing an accessible work.' Choice '...you can dip in just about anywhere and enjoy the exuberant, endless display of human inventiveness with language.' BOOKFORUM 'Modern American Slang is an unbeatable bargain, soundly academic, and a really useful reference work for all libraries, all linguistics, all sociologists, and all press rooms.' - Reference Reviews 'To quote Paul Dickson (author of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary) "...a five-alarm, slam-dunk, grand-slam home run of a book". - Reference Reviews