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Howard N. Rose's Thesaurus of Slang (1934): Its purpose, structure, contents, reliability, and sources

By Julie M. Coleman


The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint this material in any form.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.Peer-reviewedPost-prin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Year: 2007
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