Shakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal Language

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Most scholarly attention on Shakespeare's vocabulary has been directed towards his enrichment of the language through borrowing words from other languages and has thus concentrated on the more learned aspects of his vocabulary. But the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays in which he employs a colloquial and informal style using such features as discourse markers or phrasal verbs. Both today and in earlier periods many informal words were gradually accepted into the standard language, and it may be difficult to ...

Shakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal Language 2006, Continuum, New York

ISBN-13: 9780826491237

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Shakespeare's Non-Standard English: A Dictionary of His Informal Language 2004, Continuum, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780826473226

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