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Literary and Linguistic Theories in Eighteenth-Century France: From Nuances to Impertinence

Edward Nye

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198160120
eISBN:
9780191673788
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198160120.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Criticism/Theory

‘Linguistic’ theories in the 18th century are also theories of literature and art, and it is probably better, therefore, to think of them as ‘aesthetic’ theories. As such, they are answers to the ... More


A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This book provides a survey of dictionaries of slang and cant (the language of thieves and beggars) in the period 1859-1936. It covers Britain, American, Australia, India, and other countries then ... More


John Camden Hotten

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines John Camden Hotten's Slang Dictionary, which was published in five volumes between 1859-1874, and republished thereafter for many years. Hotten's was a dictionary of the people ... More


International Slang Dictionaries of the 1880s and 1890s

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines three dictionaries combining English slang with other languages and slangs. Baumann's Londinismen presents English slang to a German-speaking audience; Barrère's Argot and Slang ... More


Farmer and Henley's Slang and its Analogues

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines Farmer and Henley's seven volume Slang and its Analogues, a historical dictionary intended to complement the Oxford English Dictionary in part by defining terms that that volume ... More


Other British General Slang Dictionaries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines other British slang dictionaries of the period. Some dictionaries explain British slang to an American audience and others look back on the slang of bygone times. Several are ... More


Seven: Dictionaries of General American Slang

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines general American dictionaries of slang. Several of the glossaries mentioned in this chapter were designed to explain American slang to a British audience, and at least one was ... More


American School and University Glossaries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines American college slang dictionaries such as those of Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. These are less nostalgic than the British equivalents, and tend to embrace the present. They ... More


Language, Culture, and Anxiety

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 12 begins an analysis of the market conditions that supported Cody's course, chief of which was the anxiety about grammatical correctness that grew in the Anglo‐American tradition of language ... More


A Roadmap to Roget's Thesaurus

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The following statements are prerequisite for the ensuing discussions: Synonyms are words with partially overlapping meanings. They can be used either in their identical or in their differing parts. ... More


On Background Knowledge and Seriality

Werner Hüllen

in Networks and Knowledge in Roget's Thesaurus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199553235
eISBN:
9780191720352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553235.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Obviously, the human mind stores words in series. A typology of such is set up: strict seriality, natural seriality, script seriality, schematic seriality, semantic fields, frames, prototypical ... More


Dictionaries of First World War Slang

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter examines slang dictionaries of the First World War. The Australian examples have received considerable attention, but not in the context of similar dictionaries published at the time. ... More


Dictionaries of Homelessness

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at some of the consequences of the First World War by grouping together dictionaries of the homeless. The earliest deal with the carefree life of the hobo, a popular figure in the ... More


Eleven: Dictionaries of Crime

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at dictionaries of cant. In other words, dictionaries of criminal language, bringing together glossaries from the farthest corners of the English-speaking world. Several of these ... More


Glossaries of the Entertainment Industries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter draws together glossaries dealing with the slang of various branches of the entertainment industry: the circus, carnival, and stage. Later glossaries deal with the slang of swing, which ... More


Hunting the hapax: Sir Harold W. Bailey (1899–1996)*

Ronald E. Emmerick

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents a speech that details the life and career of Harold Walter Bailey. It also addresses the question of whether he himself coined the phrase ‘hunting the hapax’. Bailey was very ... More


Conceptual Semantics

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Without contradiction, linguistic meaning is seen as residing in conceptualization and as having a social-interactive basis. Conceptualization is fundamentally imagistic rather than propositional. ... More


Battle over Antifreeze: Warren Distribution v. Prestone Products Corporation

Roger W. Shuy

in Fighting over Words: Language and Civil Law Cases

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195328837
eISBN:
9780199870165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328837.003.0018
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A large manufacturer of antifreeze named its new product LongLife 460, while a smaller competitor had already marketed its product under the name LongLife. The smaller company sued the larger one, ... More


Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume IV: 1937-1984

Julie Coleman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567256
eISBN:
9780191595073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567256.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

Although there are continuities with earlier slang lexicography, particularly in the work of Eric Partridge, the period covered by this volume sees a number of marked social and lexicographical ... More


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