A Dictionary of Irish Slang and Colloquial English in Ireland 3rd Revised edition
By (author) Bernard Share
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Slanguage by Bernard Share
Book DescriptionDrawing on a rich heritage of Irish, English, Ulster Scots, Shelta, Hindustani, Swahili and many other linguistic resources, Hiberno-English has retained both its inventiveness and its vigour in a country which now plays host to some 167 languages, suggesting that Ireland will continue to make new words for old in the spirit of its own highly distinctive idiom. From the reviews of previous editions 'This is worth its weight in gold-dust, for at last we have a proper, and often improper, dictionary of Irish slang.' - Hugh Leonard, "Sunday Independent".'Joyce would have loved it.' - John Boland, "The Times" (London). 'The book can take its place on the shelf beside the great Eric Partridge himself and there is no greater tribute.' - Sean McMahon, "Irish Independent". 'Slanguage is an exceptionally well researched work of reference.' - John Slevin, "RTE Guide". 'Much of the book is a joy to read.' - Brian Griffin, "International Journal of Lexicography". 'This is quite simply an outstandingly brilliant piece of Sherlock-Holmesing, characterised by both authenticity and wit.' - Aubrey Malone, "Books Ireland".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780717143900
(232mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Ireland
Books By Author Bernard Share
Inish, Paperback (September 2009)
First published in 1966, revolving musically around three separate identities and the idea of identity itself, Mr. Share's novel can, perhaps, be best described as a metaphysical farce.
Transit, Paperback (September 2009)» View all books by Bernard Share
As oblique and deliciously Irish as Joyce and Beckett, and drawing upon the time warps of Flann O'Brien, Bernard Share has composed an hallucinatory and comic romp through Ireland past and present.
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Author Biography - Bernard Share
Bernard Share is a distinguished critic, writer and teacher. He is a former editor of Cara, the Aer Lingus in-flight magazine; the author of many books, including the bestselling The Emergency, a popular account of Irish life during World War II and the hilarious Inish, a novel originally published in 1966 and re-issued in 2009: Spike Milligan said on more than one occasion that it was the funniest book he had ever read. Bernard Share has been a lecturer in modern literature both in Ireland and Australia. The previous editions of Slanguage appeared to critical and commercial acclaim.
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