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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Polari.,
  • Gay men -- Great Britain -- Language.,
  • English language -- Great Britain -- Slang.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [200]-208) and index.

StatementPaul Baker.
SeriesRoutledge studies in linguistics ;, 1
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE3727.G39 B35 2002
The Physical Object
Pagination215 p. :
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3569903M
ISBN 100415261805
LC Control Number2002072634

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