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Title: Howard N. Rose's Thesaurus of Slang (1934): Its purpose, structure, contents, reliability, and sources
Authors: Coleman, Julie M.
First Published: 1-Jul-2007
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Citation: Historiographia Linguistica, 2007, 34 (2-3), pp. 351-361.
Abstract: This paper is a re-examination of Howard N. Rose's Thesaurus of Slang (1934): of its purpose, structure, contents, reliability, and sources. Contemporary reviewers were largely unimpressed, and their criticisms are also considered. Despite its undoubtedly poor quality, Rose's work provides some interesting insights into attitudes towards American English, the power of the word "thesaurus", and the partiality of the reviewing process.
ISSN: 0302-5160
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © Copyright 2007 John Benjamins Publishing Company. Deposited with reference to the publisher's archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint this material in any form.
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