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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Language in history: The Liverpool English Dictionary Project

4:00 - 5:30 PM
Honnold/Mudd Library
Claremont University Consortium
800 Dartmouth Avenue
Entrance is between Dartmouth and Columbia Avenue
Claremont, 91711
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(909) 607-3303

The Liverpool English Dictionary records the rich vocabulary that has evolved over the past century and a half as part of the complex, stratified, multi-faceted and changing culture of this singular city. With over 2,000 entries from "Abbadabba" to "Z-Cars," the roots/routes, meanings and histories of the words of Liverpool are presented in a concise, clear and accessible format.

Join us for a discussion of how Tony Crowley has spent over thirty years compiling this dictionary, investigating historical lexicons, sociological studies, works of history, local newspapers, popular cultural representations and, most importantly, the extensive "lost" literature of the city.

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