Описание: A guide to American slang, it offers definitions of more than 12,000 slang and informal expressions from various sources, ranging from golden oldies such as golden oldie, to coinages like shizzle (gangsta), jonx (Wall Street), and ping (the Internet).
Автор: Spears, Richard A. Название: Mcgraw-hill`s essential american slang ISBN: 0071497854 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780071497855 Издательство: McGraw-Hill Рейтинг: Цена: 1786 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Covering American English, this reference defines and explains hundreds of contemporary American slang expressions and illustrates their use in real-life situations. It helps you learn to understand this integral part of living English as used by Americans in all walks of life.
Описание: Volume III of this acclaimed history casts light on life across the globe - from Canadian and Australian settlers, London cockneys, and American schoolboys to New York ganglang, the narcotics trade, and the entertainment business. A book for everyone interested in language, lexicography, class, poverty, sexuality, and the criminal underworld.
Автор: Dalzell Tom Название: Vietnam War Slang ISBN: 0415839416 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415839419 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 4536 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
In 2014, the US marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, the basis for the Johnson administration's escalation of American military involvement in Southeast Asia and war against North Vietnam. Vietnam War Slang outlines the context behind the slang used by members of the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War.
Troops facing and inflicting death display a high degree of linguistic creativity. Vietnam was the last American war fought by an army with conscripts, and their involuntary participation in the war added a dimension to the language. War has always been an incubator for slang; it is brutal, and brutality demands a vocabulary to describe what we don't encounter in peacetime civilian life. Furthermore, such language serves to create an intense bond between comrades in the armed forces, helping them to support the heavy burdens of war.
The troops in Vietnam faced the usual demands of war, as well as several that were unique to Vietnam - a murky political basis for the war, widespread corruption in the ruling government, untraditional guerilla warfare, an unpredictable civilian population in Vietnam, and a growing lack of popular support for the war back in the US. For all these reasons, the language of those who fought in Vietnam was a vivid reflection of life in wartime.
Vietnam War Slang lays out the definitive record of the lexicon of Americans who fought in the Vietnam War. Assuming no prior knowledge, it presents around 2000 headwords, with each entry divided into sections giving parts of speech, definitions, glosses, the countries of origin, dates of earliest known citations, and citations. It will be an essential resource for Vietnam veterans and their families, students and readers of history, and anyone interested in the principles underpinning the development of slang.
Описание: Practical and up-to-date, Ewart James dictionary of British slang contains nearly 2000 definitions yet measures a mere five and a half by three and half inches. Also included are some 2000 uniquely British expressions.
Автор: Adams, Michael Название: Slang ISBN: 0195314638 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195314632 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2327 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A passionate defense of slang, jargon, argot, and other forms of nonstandard English, this marvelous volume is full of amusing and even astonishing examples of all sorts of slang.
Описание: Here are ten easy lessons to Italian slang and idioms--the actual language spoken in ItalyItalian is among the top five languages studied by high school and college students and is also a popular language with consumers interested in culture and travel. But the language taught in the classroom is often not the language spoken in the streets of Italy. Street Italian 1 is designed to teach the fundamentals of colloquial Italian in ten easy and fun lessons. More than just a dictionary or phrase book, Street Italian 1 teaches readers how to use slang and idioms in conversation, including lessons on sentence structure, contractions, and verbal short-cuts. Each chapter is filled with puzzles, word seches, fill-ins, cartoons, and exercises to make learning Italian simple and entertaining. *Street Language Series books have sold over 200,000 copiesDavid Burke (Studio City, CA) has served as an interpreter for the Algerian government, a guide for foreign dignitaries visiting Universal Studios, and interpreter for the United States Olympic Committee. He is the author of Wiley's popular Street Language Series.
Автор: Coleman Название: The Life of Slang nip ISBN: 0199679177 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199679171 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 1505 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book traces the development of English slang from the earliest records to the latest tweet and explores why and how slang is used. Based on inside information from real live slang users as well as the best scholarly sources, this book is guaranteed to teach you some new words that you shouldn`t use in polite company.
Автор: Dalzell Название: Concise New Partridge Dict Slang ISBN: 0415212596 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415212595 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3438 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Presents the slang terms from "The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English". With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, this work gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, and more.
Описание: This is the first volume in a complete history of the documentation of English cant and slang from 1567 to the present. It gives unparalleled insights into the early history of slang, the people who used it, and how and why it was recorded. It also provides unusual and unexpected insights into the underworlds of early modern England.
Описание: The first of four volumes (volume 2, 1785-1858, is forthcoming in 2005) comprising a complete history of the recording of English cant and slang - the jargon of sport, trade, and crime - which give unparalleled insights into the history of slang and the people who used it. Provides information on words and their meanings such as 'ziff' (a young thief), 'bundletail' (a short fat or squat lass), and 'arsworm' (a little diminutive fellow).
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