Chapter

Seven: Dictionaries of General American Slang

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0008

Series: A History Of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

 Seven: Dictionaries of General American Slang

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This chapter examines general American dictionaries of slang. Several of the glossaries mentioned in this chapter were designed to explain American slang to a British audience, and at least one was derived from a dictionary of British slang. One of the concerns of this chapter is the problem of youth, as seen in the 1920s.

Keywords: America; dictionary; Maitland; flappers; socialism; youth

Chapter.  13843 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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