Books on Language, Words, Etc

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Books on Language, Words, Etc


Singmaster, David, Word Ways


                                      David Singmaster                        87 Rodenhurst Road, London, SW4 8AF, UK Tel/fax: 020-8674 3676; email: ZINGMAST @ GMAIL.COM. Last amended on 19 April 2013.    Books on Crosswords, Counting-out Rhymes and some Riddle Books and Word Games are in my Catalogue of Books on Recreational Mathematics, Etc. Crosswords have been mostly copied into this list. Misprints, Howlers, etc. and Irish Bulls are in Miscellaneous Humour Books, but I have brought Puns here.    I have recently started to add books about books and bookdealers to this file. Publisher's names are sometimes abbreviated and places of publication are often omitted. Full details are in another file. 
CONTENTS  American. Australian & New Zealand. Cockney and Other London. Bristol & West Country. Irish. Other English Dialects. Bilingual. Fractured English. Given Names. Family Names. Place Names. Quotations. Puns. Tongue Twisters. Word Games and Puzzles, Riddles, etc.       Crosswords.       Riddles.       Scrabble. Books about books, bookdealers, etc.        (Purely scientific material is in History Books and/or Recreational          Books.) General Books on Language, Words, Etc. Particularly Word Origins.        Periodicals.    Index of special topics. 
AMERICAN  Bickerton, A. American_English; English_American. Abson, (1970), 2nd ptg,   1971;     2nd ed., 1973. Bartlett, J. R. The Dictionary of Americanisms. (John Russell Smith, London,   1849); Bracken Books (Bestseller Publications), London, 1989, HB. Etherington, Mike. The Best of British The American's guide to speaking   British. Effingpot Productions, Basingstoke, 1999. de Funiak, William Q. De Funiak's American-British Dictionary and Helpful   Hints to Travelers. Orbit Graphic Arts, San Francisco, (1963), 3rd ed, 1967. Gill, Harjinder Singh & Gray, Jeffrey H. Traveller's Guide to   American-British British-American English Usage. Published by H. S. Gill, Hounslow, 1981,   printed in India. Horwill, H. W. American Variations. S. P. E. Tract No. XLV. OUP, 1936. (Paged   175-200.) Mencken, H. L.     The American Language. An Inquiry into the Development of English in the       United         States. (1919); Knopf, 4th ed, (1936), 12th ptg, 1949, HB. The American Language, Supplement One. Knopf, (1945), 4th ptg, 1948, HB. Moss, Norman. What's the Difference? An American/British_British/American    Dictionary. Hutchinson, 1973. Revised ed., Arrow, 1978, inscribed,      signed &    presented by the author. Revised as: The Hutchinson British/American      Dictionary;      Arrow, 1990. Mathews, M. M.     American Words. 111. by L. Bjorklund. World Publishing, 1959, HB. Americanisms. A Dictionary of Selected Americanisms on Historical   Principles. [Selected from: A Dictionary of Americanisms on Historical Principles; Univ. of   Chicago Press, 1951.] Phoenix Books (Univ. of Chicago Press), 1966. Mead, Shepherd. How to Live Like a Lord Without Really Trying. A Confidential   Manual    Prepared as Part of a Survival Kit for Americans Living in Britain,....      Macdonald,    1964, HB. Nicholson, Margaret. A Dictionary of American-English Usage. Based on   Fowler's Modern English Usage. (OUP, NY?, 1957); Signet, 1958. Schur, N. W. British Self-Taught With Comments in American. 111. by A.   Graham. Macmillan, NY, 1973, HB. Walmsley, Jane. Brit-think Ameri-think. A Transatlantic Survival Guide.   Cartoons by Gray Jolliffe. Harrap, 1986, HB. SEE ALSO: Morris in Word Games. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND Baker, S. J. A Popular Dictionary of Australian Slang. Robertson & Mullens,   Melbourne, (1941; 2nd ed, 1943); 3rd ed, revised and extended to include modern war   slang..., 1943. Bickerton, A. Australian-English; English-Australian. Abson, (1976), 5th ptg,   1980. Chipper, Arthur. The Aussie Swearers Guide. I11. by Peter Leuver. Gold Star   Publications, Melbourne, 1972. Lauder, Afferbeck. [pseud, of Alistair Morrison (19137-1998)].       Let Stalk Strine. … 

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