Farmer and Henley's <i>Slang and its Analogues</i>

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

 Farmer and Henley's Slang and its Analogues

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This chapter examines Farmer and Henley's seven volume Slang and its Analogues, a historical dictionary intended to complement the Oxford English Dictionary in part by defining terms that that volume was not allowed to include. The chapter concentrates particularly on their changing methodology as the dictionary progressed.

Keywords: Cary; dictionary; slang; cant; 19th century; England; Victorian; 20th century; OED; methodology

Chapter.  7242 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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