International Slang Dictionaries of the 1880s and 1890s

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549375
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720772 | DOI:

Series: A History Of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

 International Slang Dictionaries of the 1880s and 1890s

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This chapter examines three dictionaries combining English slang with other languages and slangs. Baumann's Londinismen presents English slang to a German-speaking audience; Barrère's Argot and Slang presents French slang for an English-speaking audience, with English slang synonyms; Barrère and Leland's Dictionary of Slang, Jargon and Cant attempts to cover American and Australian slang as well as British.

Keywords: Baumann; Barrère; Leland; dictionary; slang; cant; 19th century; England; Victorian

Chapter.  6027 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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