A Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English in Ireland

Book - 2008 | 3rd ed
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Drawing on a rich heritage of Irish, English, Ulster Scots, Shelta, Hindustani, Swahili and many other linguistic resources, Hiberno-English has retained both its inventiveness and its vigour in a country which now plays host to some 167 languages, suggesting that Ireland will continue to make new words for old in the spirit of its own highly distinctive idiom.

From the reviews of previous editions

'This is worth its weight in gold-dust, for at last we have a proper, and often improper, dictionary of Irish slang.' Hugh Leonard, Sunday Independent

'Joyce would have loved it.' John Boland, The Times (London)

'The book can take its place on the shelf beside the great Eric Partridge himself and there is no greater tribute.' Sean McMahon, Irish Independent

'Slanguage is an exceptionally well researched work of reference.' John Slevin, RT#65533; Guide

'Much of the book is a joy to read.' Brian Griffin, International Journal of Lexicography

'This is quite simply an outstandingly brilliant piece of Sherlock-Holmesing, characterised by both authenticity and wit.' Aubrey Malone, Books Ireland

Publisher: Dublin : Gill & Macmillan, 2008
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780717143900
Branch Call Number: 423.109415 SHARE
Characteristics: xix, 412 p. ; 24 cm


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