By Julie Coleman
During this era glossaries of cant have been thrown into the colour through dictionaries of slang, which now lined a wide spectrum of non-standard English, together with the language of thieves. Julie Coleman indicates how Francis Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue revolutionized the lexicography of the underworld. She explores the compilation and content material of the earliest Australian and American slang glossaries, whose authors incorporated the thrice-transported James Hardy Vaux and the mythical George Matsell, long island City's first leader of police, whose The mystery Language of Crime: The Rogue's Lexicon proficient the script of Martin Scorcese's movie Gangs of recent York.
Cant represented a tangible probability to existence and estate, yet slang threatened to undermine stable behaviour and social morality. Julie Coleman exhibits how and why they have been straight away repellent and seductive. Her interesting account casts clean mild on language and existence in a number of the darker areas of significant Britain and the English-speaking world.
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A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume II: 1785-1858: 2 by Julie Coleman