A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang pdf epub fb2

A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang by Julian Franklyn pdf epub fb2

A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang Author: Julian Franklyn
Title: A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang
ISBN: 0415046025
ISBN13: 978-0415046022
Other Formats: lit txt mobi lit
Pages: 224 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (1991)
Language: English
Category: Reference
Size PDF version: 1768 kb
Size EPUB version: 1660 kb
Subcategory: Dictionaries & Thesauruses




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.