Winchester Notions: The English Dialect of Winchester College

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Athlone Press, 1998 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 318 pages
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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Christopher Stray is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classics, University of Wales, Swansea.

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