Chapter

Dictionaries of First World War 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/9780199549375.003.0010

Series: A History Of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

 Dictionaries of First World War Slang

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This chapter examines slang dictionaries of the First World War. The Australian examples have received considerable attention, but not in the context of similar dictionaries published at the time. Some were published in trench journals; others were designed to encourage recruitment, still others to expose the horrors of war. Their purposes and contents are thus extremely varied.

Keywords: Britain; America; Australia; dictionary; military; army

Chapter.  20679 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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