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  1. Comic Alphabets (Routledge Revivals)

    Their Origin, Development, Nature

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1961, this book explores the form of the comic alphabet. Whether through poems, prose or phonetics, the alphabet has become a way in which mankind has taken pleasure in playing with words and phrases. Indeed, approaches can vary significantly from the almost moronically humorous...

    To Be Published April 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The World of Words (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introduction to Language in General and to English and American in Particular

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1939, this book provides a brief but comprehensive view of language in general, and of English and American language in particular. It is suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn about the basics of linguistics....

    To Be Published April 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. A Dictionary of the Underworld (Routledge Revivals)

    British and American

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique...

    To Be Published April 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Holy Terror

    Understanding Religion and Violence in Popular Culture

    By Eric S. Christianson, Christopher Partridge

    The authors of religious scriptures had little difficulty enhancing sacred narratives with the rhetoric of violence. The phenomenon continues in the habitual linkage of violence and religion in contemporary film, music and literature. 'Holy Terror' brings together scholars of religious studies,...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  5. The Lure of the Dark Side

    Satan and Western Demonology in Popular Culture

    By Christopher H. Partridge, Eric S. Christianson

    Demons, devils, spirits and vampires are present throughout popular Western culture in film, music and literature. Their religious significance has only recently begun to be explored. 'The Lure of the Darkside' brings together the work of some of the most important and creative scholars in the...

    Published April 30th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Origins

    A Short Etymological Dictionary of Modern English

    By Eric Partridge

    This dictionary gives the origins of some 20,000 items from the modern English vocabulary, discussing them in groups that make clear the connections between words derived by a variety of routes from originally common stock. As well as giving the answers to questions about the derivation of...

    Published August 25th 2008 by Routledge

  7. A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

    8th Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    Edited by Paul Beale

    The definitive work on slang and unconventional English, this edition is fully revised and updated by Paul Beale and includes some 500 new entries. The dictionary gives a fully documented account of English slang over four centuries and will entertain and inform all lovers of the English language....

    Published October 2nd 2002 by Routledge

  8. Shakespeare's Bawdy

    4th Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Classics

    This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all...

    Published May 17th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Shorter Slang Dictionary

    By Paul Beale, Eric Partridge

    Edited by Rosalind Fergusson

    From abdabs to zit From pillock (14th century) to couch potato (20th century) From She'll be apples (Australia) to the pits (USA) This new collection brings together some 5,000 contemporary slang expressions originating in all parts of the English-speaking world. It gives clear and concise...

    Published December 1st 1993 by Routledge

  10. A Dictionary of Catch Phrases

    2nd Edition

    By Eric Partridge

    A catch phrase is a well-known, frequently-used phrase or saying that has `caught on' or become popular over along period of time. It is often witty or philosophical and this Dictionary gathers together over 7,000 such phrases....

    Published December 3rd 1986 by Routledge

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