Chapter

Glossaries of the Entertainment Industries

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/9780199549375.003.0013

Series: A History Of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

 Glossaries of the Entertainment Industries

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This chapter draws together glossaries dealing with the slang of various branches of the entertainment industry: the circus, carnival, and stage. Later glossaries deal with the slang of swing, which introduces the relationship between popular music and slang and particularly the influence of African-Americans on slang that is to be so evident in the next volume.

Keywords: slang; circus; carnival; theatre; swing; jazz; dictionary

Chapter.  7959 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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