Evolving English Wordbank

    Evolving English Wordbank

    A Glossary of Present-Day English Dialect and Slang

    Jonathan Robinson

    Bradwell 2015

    Hardback 112pp

    9781909914896   Product Code: 23865

    Jonathan Robinson curates the British Museum's archive of sound recordings illustrating British accents and dialects. He has compiled this quirky yet fascinating glossary by using such audio material collected from present-day dialect speakers, as well as old dictionaries' evidence of historical usage, so that the Wordbank not only provides a snapshot of vernacular English in the early 21st century but also reveals the ancient origins of many words and phrases in use today.

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