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Partridge, Eric 1894-1979

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Most widely held works by Eric Partridge
Usage and abusage : a guide to good English by Eric Partridge( Book )

291 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 3,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usage and Abusage is a classic that has stood up well to the passage of time. But language does evolve over the years, and new problems (such as the use of "hopefully") and current topics (such as "sexism") have engendered a whole new vocabulary, which cannot be omitted from any book discussing the English of the 1990s. In this new edition, Janet Whitcut has revised Partridge's popular reference book to reflect the language of well-informed writers, readers, and speakers today. In addition, she has added a section to the book entitled Vogue Words, which includes words such as "crash" "symbiotic," and "viable" that have acquired a power and an influence beyond those that they originally possessed. Usage and Abusage wittily attacks linguistic abusage of all kinds and offers constructive advice on the proper use of English
A dictionary of slang and unconventional English; colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, vulgarisms, and such Americanisms as have been naturalized by Eric Partridge( Book )

157 editions published between 1937 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. The dictionary.--v. 2. The supplement
Origins; a short etymological dictionary of modern English by Eric Partridge( Book )

133 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic etymological dictionary provides information on the evolution and development of the 12,000 most commonly used words and sub-entries that bring the totla number to 20,000
A dictionary of catch phrases, British and American, from the sixteenth century to the present day by Eric Partridge( Book )

110 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridged version of Eric Partridge's Dictionary of Catch Phrases, concentrating on those phrases in current use in the English-speaking world
Shakespeare's bawdy : a literary & psychological essay and a comprehensive glossary by Eric Partridge( Book )

98 editions published between 1947 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unusual and invaluable contribution to Shakespearean scholarship is a thorough examination of the "bawdy" in Shakespeare's works from the literary, psychological and lexicographical standpoints. Scholars and intelligent readers and interpreters of Shakespeare have always been aware of the large number of bawdy references throughout his plays and poems, but even they probably have not fully comprehended the wealth of hidden allusion and multiple meanings in many seemingly obvious passages
Slang to-day and yesterday, with a short historical sketch and vocabularies of English, American and Australian slang by Eric Partridge( Book )

79 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork
A dictionary of clichés : with an introductory essay by Eric Partridge( Book )

103 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in English and German and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is full of things better left unsaid : hackneyed phrases, idioms battered into senselessness, infuriating Gallicisms, once-familiar quotations and tags from the ancient classics. It makes a formidable list, amplified as it is with definitions, sources, and indications of the cliches, venerability in every case
A dictionary of slang and unconventional English : colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms by Eric Partridge( Book )

39 editions published between 1937 and 1984 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: Colloquialisms and catchphrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms
A dictionary of the underworld : British & American, being the vocabularies of crooks, criminals, racketeers, beggars and tramps, convicts, the commercial underworld, the drug traffic, the white slave traffic, spivs by Eric Partridge( Book )

84 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge( Book )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Shakespeare's bawdy by Eric Partridge( Book )

67 editions published between 1947 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic of Shakespeare scholarship begins with a masterly introductory essay analysing and exemplifying the various categories of sexual and non-sexual bawdy expressions and allusions in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The main body of the work consists of an alphabetical glossary of all words and phrases used in a sexual or scatological sense, with full explanations and cross-references
British and American English since 1900 by Eric Partridge( Book )

32 editions published between 1951 and 1975 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concise dictionary of slang and unconventional English : from a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge by Eric Partridge( Book )

26 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On t.p.: From a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge. Includes 1500 new slang expressions
A dictionary of slang and unconventional English : colloquialisms and catch phrases, fossilised jokes and puns, general nicknames, vulgarisms, and such Americanisms as have been naturalised by Eric Partridge( Book )

52 editions published between 1937 and 2003 in English and Chinese and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric Honeywood Partridge, renowned philologist, etymologist and lexicographer, dedicated his life to the study of language but it is for his work on slang, and in particular for his flagship dictionary, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, that he is most widely remembered and admired. Now for the first time from Routledge, the eighth, and current, edition of Partridge's renowned dictionary is available in paperback. Originally published in 1984, this edition was published posthumously but had been worked upon by Partridge until six weeks before his death. Its place in the history of the lexicography of slang is assured as the last edition to feature original work by Partridge himself. Book jacket
A charm of words; essays and papers on language by Eric Partridge( Book )

24 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of words; an introduction to language in general and to English and American in particular by Eric Partridge( Book )

65 editions published between 1938 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The gentle art of lexicography as pursued and experienced by an addict by Eric Partridge( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You have a point there; a guide to punctuation and its allies by Eric Partridge( Book )

64 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This standard work on punctuation has long been judged the foremost study of the subject. It reveals punctuation to be both an indispensable craft and an invaluable art - a friend not an enemy
The concise Usage and abusage; a modern guide to good English by Eric Partridge( Book )

39 editions published between 1954 and 1969 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concise new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric Partridge( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enumerates slang words, provides quotations both to illustrate use and to date origins, cites other authorities, and applies usage labels. Included are slang and cant, colloquialisms, solecisms, catchphrases, nicknames, and vulgarisms
 
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The new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional English
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Origins; a short etymological dictionary of modern EnglishA dictionary of catch phrases, British and American, from the sixteenth century to the present dayA dictionary of clichés : with an introductory essayThe new Partridge dictionary of slang and unconventional EnglishShakespeare's bawdyBritish and American English since 1900A concise dictionary of slang and unconventional English : from a Dictionary of slang and unconventional English by Eric PartridgeA dictionary of slang and unconventional English : colloquialisms and catch phrases, fossilised jokes and puns, general nicknames, vulgarisms, and such Americanisms as have been naturalised
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controlled identityDenison, Corrie, 1894-1979

controlled identityRay, James, 1894-1979

controlled identityVigilans, 1894-1979

Denison, Corrie

Denison, Corrie 1894-1979

Eric Partridge lexicograaf uit Nieuw-Zeeland (1894-1979)

Eric Partridge lexicógrafo neozelandés

Partridge Eric

Partridge, Eric H.

Partridge, Eric H. 1894-1979

Partridge, Eric Honeywood 1894-1979

Patelijie, Aileke 1894-1979

Ray, James, 1894-1979

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Vigilans 1894-1979

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