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Comic Alphabets (Routledge Revivals): Their Origin, Development, Nature

Comic Alphabets (Routledge Revivals): Their Origin, Development, Nature

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1961, this book explores the form of the comic alphabet. Whether through poems, prose or phonetics, the alphabet has become a way in which mankind has taken pleasure in playing with words and phrases. Indeed, approaches can vary significantly from the almost moronically humorous...

The World of Words (Routledge Revivals): An Introduction to Language in General and to English and American in Particular

The World of Words (Routledge Revivals): An Introduction to Language in General and to English and American in Particular

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1939, this book provides a brief but comprehensive view of language in general, and of English and American language in particular. It is suitable for beginners and those who wish to learn about the basics of linguistics....

A Dictionary of the Underworld (Routledge Revivals): British and American

A Dictionary of the Underworld (Routledge Revivals): British and American

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1949 (this edition in 1968), this book is a dictionary of the past, exploring the language of the criminal and near-criminal worlds. It includes entries from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, as well as from Britain and America and offers a fascinating and unique...

Slang: To-Day and Yesterday

Slang: To-Day and Yesterday

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1933, this book explores both contemporary and historical slang, focusing on the characteristics and quirks of the English and American languages. As well as looking at commonly used slang, there are sections that give the reader insight into more unusual areas such as Cockney...

A Dictionary of Abbreviations: With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

A Dictionary of Abbreviations: With Especial Attention to War-Time Abbreviations

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1942, this dictionary was designed to help civilians and members of H.M. forces to make their way amid the jungle of wartime abbreviations. The preface notes that newspaper readers, sailors, soldiers and airmen had to thrust themselves, like explorers, into these abbreviations in...

A New Testament Word Book (Routledge Revivals): A Glossary

A New Testament Word Book (Routledge Revivals): A Glossary

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1940, this book provides a literary dictionary to the New Testament. The treatment of selected words and phrases is not theological, but lexicographical and etymological. Each entry is introduced by illustrative quotations from the New Testament, and the book provides an...

Précis Writing (Routledge Revivals): Passages Judiciously Selected with an Introduction on the Art of Précis

Précis Writing (Routledge Revivals): Passages Judiciously Selected with an Introduction on the Art of Précis

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1940, this book was designed by Eric Partridge to equip students, studying for final exams at school, with the tools they needed to become successful précis-ers. The selection of literary pieces is more diverse than other preìcis books of the time and Partridge’s background as a...

Words, Words Words!

Words, Words Words!

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
February 14, 2017

First published in 1933 (this edition in 1939), this book sees Partridge introducing the reader to the eccentric lexicographers Wesley and Captain Grose. In an entertaining way, the book jovially explores and discusses various words and phrases such as "bloody", euphemisms, the Devil’s nicknames,...

The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

The Selected Works of Eric Partridge

1st Edition

Eric Partridge
May 22, 2015

This set reissues important selected works by Eric Partridge, covering the period from 1933 to 1968. Together, the books look at many and diverse aspects of language, focusing in particular on English. Included in the collection are a variety of insightful dictionaries and reference works that...

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