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Strange VernacularsHow Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Strange Vernaculars: How Eighteenth-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon Became English

Janet Sorensen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691169026
eISBN:
9781400885169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied, less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and ... More

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