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Author Blake, N. F. (Norman Francis)

Title Shakespeare's non-standard English : a dictionary of his informal language / N.F. Blake
Published London ; New York : Thoemmes Continuum, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (x, 398 pages)
Series Athlone Shakespeare dictionary series
Athlone Shakespeare dictionary series.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; Introduction; Dictionary; Select Bibliography; Index of Words
Summary Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages and has thus concentrated on the more learned aspects of his vocabulary. But the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays in which he employs a colloquial and informal style using such features as discourse markers or phrasal verbs. Both today and in earlier periods many informal words were gradually accepted into the standard language, and it may be difficult to recognize when certain words have become acceptable. This dictionary list
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-365) and index
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Subject Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
English language -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Controlled vocabularies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003062619
ISBN 1847141234 (electronic bk.)
9781847141231 (electronic bk.)