Winchester Notions : the English Dialect of Winchester College
by Stevens, Charles
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Winchester College, founded in 1382, possesses the richest and best-recorded slang (its 'Notions') of any such institution. This dictionary, originally completed in the 1960s by C G Stevens, a Scholar of the College (1917-22), and now newly-edited, is the fullest available account. It provides an insight into the history, customs and traditions of the oldest of the English public schools, this is a unique work of linguistic and institutional history.Altogether, this volume is a unique work of linguistic and institutional history, fascinating in its detail and for the light it throws on the life and culture of a great and ancient school.

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  • PID: 16750668897
  • ISBN-13: 9780485121384
  • Publisher: London: The Athlone Press, 1998: 0485121387
  • Seller: Cassidy's Books
    Notes: This is the 1998 Athlone Press paperback edition. The book measures 9¼" x 6¼", it has xxii + 321 pages and is illustrated with b/w drawings and maps etc. The foredge has browned slightly at the top, otherwise, a very nice, clean, sound copy. VG/+