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Description - A Dictionary of Rhyming Slang by Julian Franklyn

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415046022
ISBN-10: 0415046025
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Apr-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julian Franklyn

Julian Franklyn has worked with Eric Partridge. He is currently living in London.