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New and Published Books

  1. 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 May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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 May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. 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 May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    By Eric Partridge

    Series: Routledge Revivals: The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

    This set reissues important selected works by Eric Partridge, covering the period from 1933 to 1968. Together, the books look at many and diverse aspects of language, focusing in particular on English. Included in the collection are a variety of insightful dictionaries and reference works that...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  5. The A - Z of Nuclear Jargon (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jonathon Green

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, the purpose of this dictionary is to clarify the technology behind nuclear jargon. The entries deal with all areas of nuclear warfare: its strategies and tactics, personnel and weapons systems, arms control and disarmament talks. The terminology of the nuclear age expands...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Newspeak (Routledge Revivals)

    A Dictionary of Jargon

    By Jonathon Green

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    George Orwell coined the term ‘Newspeak’ for his novel 1984, the purpose of which was designed to shrink vocabularies and eliminate subtlety and nuance. For this dictionary, first published to herald the year 1984, Jonathon Green compiled nearly 8, 000 entries – selected from the slangs and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Dictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jonathon Green

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak (Routledge Revivals, 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and...

    Published April 10th 2015 by Routledge

  8. The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

    The Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English presents all the slang terms from The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. Containing over 60,000 entries, this concise new edition of the authoritative work details the slang and...

    Published December 1st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Vietnam War Slang

    A Dictionary on Historical Principles

    By Tom Dalzell

    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...

    Published July 15th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Global English Slang

    Methodologies and Perspectives

    Edited by Julie Coleman

    Global English Slang brings together nineteen key international experts and provides a timely and essential overview of English slang around the world today. The book illustrates the application of a range of different methodologies to the study of slang and demonstrates the interconnection...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge