By Julie Coleman
During this era glossaries of cant have been thrown into the coloration by means of dictionaries of slang, which now coated a large spectrum of non-standard English, together with the language of thieves. Julie Coleman exhibits how Francis Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue revolutionized the lexicography of the underworld. She explores the compilation and content material of the earliest Australian and American slang glossaries, whose authors integrated the thrice-transported James Hardy Vaux and the mythical George Matsell, big apple City's first leader of police, whose The mystery Language of Crime: The Rogue's Lexicon expert the script of Martin Scorcese's movie Gangs of latest York.
Cant represented a tangible hazard to lifestyles and estate, yet slang threatened to undermine solid behaviour and social morality. Julie Coleman exhibits how and why they have been without delay repellent and seductive. Her interesting account casts clean mild on language and lifestyles in a number of the darker areas of serious Britain and the English-speaking world.
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A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858: 2 by Julie Coleman