The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English / Tom Dalzell (senior editor) and Terry Victor (editor).

Author
Other titles
  • Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English
  • Dictionary of slang and unconventional English
  • Slang and unconventional English
Published
  • London ; New York : Routledge 2006
Physical description
2 volumes (xvii, 2189 pages) ; 25 cm
ISBN
  • 0415212588
  • 9780415212588
  • 0415259371
  • 9780415259378
  • 041525938X
  • 9780415259385

Summary

  • This is a revision of the eighth edition of Eric Partridge's The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, which is cited in Books for College Libraries, 3rd ed., Guide to Reference Books, 4th ed., Public Library Catalog, and Walford. This two- volume set differs from its predecessors in a number of notable respects. Partridge's classification by register (slang, cant, jocular, vulgar, etc.) has been rejected as "subjective and not particularly useful." A wider net has been cast in.
  • Terms of selection, with Partridge's original limitation to Great Britain now expanded to encompass the broader English-speaking world, partly in recognition of the growing importance of American slang. The only real departure from Partridge's broad use-based criteria for selection is a much diminished body of nicknames. Some work has been put into correcting Partridge's errors in dating, but detailed research was not possible for every entry. Finally, having noted in their introduction.
  • The diminished value of Partridge's work following World War II, as Partridge and Beale (the editor of the eighth edition) failed to assimilate the great cultural changes of the era, the editors of this set have chosen for inclusion slang and unconventional English heard and used at any time after 1945. Entries typically use standard English for definitions, turning to slang only when it is both substantially more economical and readily understood by the average reader. The gloss for each.
  • Entry includes attestations of the head word's or phrase's usage, usually in the form of a quotation. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

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Birmingham City University: Curzon Library QK REF 427 Par REFERENCE
Birmingham City University: Curzon Library QK REF 427 Par REFERENCE
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 427.09 PAR Vol. 1 (A-I)
University of Bradford: J B Priestley Library - Floor 2 427.09 PAR Vol. 2 (J-Z)
University of Bristol Libraries: Arts & Social Sciences Library PE3721 NEW Reference
University of Bristol Libraries A - I
University of Bristol Libraries J - Z
British Library: Lending Collection Q427.09 vol. 1
British Library: Lending Collection Q427.09 vol. 2
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2006.b.2057 vol. 1
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YK.2006.b.2058 vol. 2
University of Cambridge Libraries: St John's College: Garden Basement PE 3721.D3
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Main Reading Room, past the catalogue hall, First Floor, not borrowable R784.76
University of Cambridge Libraries: English Faculty Library: Reference Collection Z 412 PAR
University of Cambridge Libraries: Magdalene College Library: Main Library R.B.218-219 Not to be taken out
University of Cambridge Libraries v. 1-2
Cardiff University Libraries: Contact the Arts and Social Sciences Library PE3721.P2
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 3 427 PAR v.1
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 3 427 PAR v.2
Durham University Library: ISC Library, Queen's Campus 427.09 PAR v.1
Durham University Library: ISC Library, Queen's Campus 427.09 PAR v.2
Edge Hill University: Ormskirk University Library 2nd floor 427.09 Reference
Edge Hill University: Ormskirk University Library 2nd floor 427.09 Reference
University of Edinburgh Libraries: Main Library (REFERENCE) - 3rd floor Ref. PE3721 New.
University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library PE 3721
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 820.35 PAR Vol. 1
University of Exeter Library: Forum Library 820.35 PAR Vol. 2
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 9 English D2721 PAR7 vol. 1
University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 9 English D2721 PAR7 vol. 2
Imperial College London Library: Central Library: Level 2 427.09 NEW
Imperial College London Library: Central Library: Level 2 427.09 NEW
King's College London Library: Maughan Library ; [Round Reading Room] PE3721 PAR Reference
LSE Library: Store reference collection PE3721 N53
LSE Library VOL. 1
LSE Library VOL. 2
University of Leeds Library: Brotherton Library, Main floor 4 English A-0.19 PAR
University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Floor 1 Blue Zone 427.003 NEW
Liverpool John Moores University: Aldham Robarts Library, Main Collection 427.0903 PAR
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library PE3721.D15 0
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library PE3721.D15 0
The London Library: Reading Room R.R. Lang. Dicts., English Slang
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored on open shelves) Dict.5.9.S1
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2008 MW 47
University of Nottingham Libraries: Hallward Library
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library: Upper Reading Room Open Shelves URR.Ref.247
University of Oxford Libraries: Bodleian Library: Upper Reading Room Open Shelves URR.Ref.247
University of Oxford Libraries: Corpus Christi College Library: Reference 427.0903 Pa (SMALL REF)
University of Oxford Libraries: Merton College Library: Mob 13M/PAR(5)(i) CONFINED
University of Oxford Libraries: Merton College Library: Mob 13M/PAR(5)(ii) CONFINED
University of Oxford Libraries: St Peter's College Library: Lower Library [REFERENCE] YAG TL3 B [dal]
University of Oxford Libraries: St Peter's College Library: Lower Library [REFERENCE] YAG TL3 B [dal]
University of Salford: Clifford Whitworth Library 427.09 NEW
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library ENGLISH 5th Floor (3) YAU1 Par v.v.1
Senate House Library, University of London: Senate House Library ENGLISH 5th Floor (3) YAU1 Par v.v.2
University of Southampton Library: Hartley Library PE 3721 DAL v.1
University of Southampton Library: Hartley Library PE 3721 DAL v.2
University of Strathclyde Library: Reference MLREF D 427.09 PAR
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository SHL-100-839 Vol.1 A-I
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository SHL-100-840 Vol.2 J-Z
University of Warwick Library: Main Library, Dictionary PE 1689.P2 Vol.1 A-I
University of Warwick Library: Main Library, Dictionary PE 1689.P2 Vol.2 J-Z
University of Westminster: Harrow Library, General Reference 427.09

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