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  1. The World of Words

    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....

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. A Dictionary of the Underworld

    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...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Linguistica

    Selected Papers in English, French and German

    By Otto Jespersen

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This volume, first published in 1933, brings together a collection of Otto Jespersen’s papers in English, German, and French, which he himself felt should be presented to an international public. This title gives a picture of Jespersen’s development and endeavours as a linguist, and covers a wide...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Slang

    To-Day and Yesterday

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  5. A Dictionary of Abbreviations

    With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  6. A New Testament Word Book

    A Glossary

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1940, this book provides a literary dictionary to the New Testament. The treatment of selected words and phrases is not theological, but lexicographical and etymological. Each entry is introduced by illustrative quotations from the New Testament, and the book provides an...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Pre´cis Writing

    Passages Judiciously Selected with an Introduction on the Art of Pre´cis

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1940, this book was designed by Eric Partridge to equip students, studying for final exams at school, with the tools they needed to become successful précis-ers. The selection of literary pieces is more diverse than other preìcis books of the time and Partridge’s background as a...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Words, Words Words!

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    First published in 1933 (this edition in 1939), this book sees Partridge introducing the reader to the eccentric lexicographers Wesley and Captain Grose. In an entertaining way, the book jovially explores and discusses various words and phrases such as "bloody", euphemisms, the Devil’s nicknames,...

    Published March 9th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Metrolingualism

    Language in the City

    By Alastair Pennycook, Emi Otsuji

    This book is about language and the city. Pennycook and Otsuji introduce the notion of ‘metrolingualism’, showing how language and the city are deeply involved in a perpetual exchange between people, history, migration, architecture, urban landscapes and linguistic resources. Cities and languages...

    Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Illegal Alphabets and Adult Biliteracy

    Latino Migrants Crossing the Linguistic Border, Expanded Edition

    By Tomás Mario Kalmar

    How do "illegal aliens" chart the speech sounds of colloquial English? This book is timeless in offering an unusually direct entry into how a group of Mexican fruit pickers analyze their first encounter with local American speech in a tiny rural Midwestern community in the United States. Readers...

    Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge