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An English Translation of "the Princes of Jargon" by Alice Becker-Ho: A Neglected Factor at the Origins of Dangerous-class Slang
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An English Translation of "the Princes of Jargon" by Alice Becker-Ho: A Neglected Factor at the Origins of Dangerous-class Slang (Hardback)

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This groundbreaking comparative study of dangerous-class slangs in use across ten countries, from Europe to the Americas, brings to light the common influences that have helped to shape them over the last five hundred years. (Facing French and English translation)

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsHistorical & comparative linguistics Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd Publication Date: 01/01/2004 ISBN-13: 9780773463042  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Alice Becker-Ho has written extensively on the etymology and history of European slang. Her Les Princes du Jargon, L'Essence du Jargon and Du Jargon, heritier en bastardie are all published by editions Galliamard. She has also published translations of Edgar Allan Poe and a collection of her own poems (all editions Le Temps Qu'il Fait, Cognac). Her Paroles de Gitans is published by editions Albin Michel, Paris in their Paroles series. John McHale has translated Alice Becker-Ho's Les Princes du Jargon [The Princes of Jargon], L'Essence du Jargon [The Essence of Jargon] and Au Pays du Sommeil Paradoxal [In Slumberpuzzleland]. He has also translated Guy Debord's La Veritable Scission dans l'Internationale [The Real Split in the International] (Pluto Press) and Panegyrique Volume 2 [Panegyric Volume 2] (Verso Books).

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