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n Lexikos - A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries. Volume I : 1567-1785, Julie Coleman
A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries. Volume II : 1785-1858, Julie Coleman : book review

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Abstract

These two beautifully printed and presented volumes document a complete history of dictionaries of English cant and slang from 1567 to 1858. Coleman investigates the wealth of dictionaries and glossaries of cant and slang that are, as she puts it, 'far more often used than studied' but which, nonetheless, form an essential part of the 'tangled tradition' (I: 1) of early lexicographical study.

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