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A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang

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Description

This re-issue of Julian Franklyn's classic dictionary not only defines these expressions but also explains their origin and history. An introductory essay examines the roots and development of rhyming slang. Although many people assume that rhyming slang is exclusively Cockney, Franklyn illustrates how it is common to Australian and Americn dialects. From the unlikely to the bizarre, the 1,500 entries both entertain and enlighten. Cartoons enliven a reference section which combines linguistic detail and cultural analysis. Whether reading the dictionary from cover to cover, or dipping into it as a reference tool, linguists and students of popular culture will find it the definitive source of information on rhyming slang.

Author Biography

Julian Franklyn has worked with Eric Partridge. He is currently living in London.
Release date Australia
April 17th, 1975
Contributor
Edited by Julian Franklyn
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
224
Dimensions
140x216x15
ISBN-13
9780415046022
Product ID
1737952

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