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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. But the bulk of Shakespeare's output consists of plays and to make these appear lifelike he needed to employ a colloquial and informal style. Apart from his bawdy language, this aspect of his work has to date been largely ignored. Here for the first time is a dictionary that includes all manner of non-standard English used by Shakespeare. The Dictionary lists the types of word which constitute informal language - whether used by all speakers or less educated ones. As with other books in this series the words are grouped either by semantic identity, such as words for 'head', or by some linguistic feature such as 'discourse markers'. A list of abbreviations, select bibliography and all the expected indices are included.
Biography (Gale In Context)Combines over 280,000 biographies from sources such as Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedias of World Biography, Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Contemporary Musicians, Historic World Leaders, Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists, Contemporary Black Biography, Religious Leaders of America, International Dictionary of Art and Artists; and many more, with full-text articles from more than 250 periodicals including American History, The Christian Century, U.S. News & World Report.
Dictionary of Literary BiographyProvides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series. Access is from volume 349 to present.
Volume 349 to present
Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyAn illustrated collection of more than 57,000 specially written biographies of the men and women from around the world who shaped all aspects of Britain's past.
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