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A Historical Dictionary of American Industrial Language

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Publisher Comments:

This dictionary is designed to make the industrial vocabulary of earlier eras understandable and accessible to contemporary investigation. It brings together in one place a great deal of information that has been widely scattered in obscure places. The specialized language of the shop, the mill, and other everyday settings, although initially familiar, becomes quite foreign in the context of general lanuage. Mulligan contends that, upon close examination of this specialized vocabulary, the lives and experiences of the early workers can be better understood, thus opening another avenue in the exploration of this country's industrial heritage. As a historical barometer reflecting the extent of change in an industry, the language of particular crafts and industries brings together the social and cultural background of the participants, and the dynamic of the activity or work.

About the Author

WILLIAM H. MULLIGAN, JR., is Director of the Clarke Historical Library and Adjunct Professor of History at Central Michigan University.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Contributors

The Dictionary

Appendix: Terms Listed by Industry

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313241710
Other:
Mulligan, William H.
Publisher:
Greenwood
Other:
Mulligan, William H.
Author:
Mulligan, William
Author:
Mulligan, William H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Americanisms -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
English language -- United States -- Etymology -- Dictionaries.
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Linguistics
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 325-330.
Series Volume:
870-1-37
Publication Date:
19880831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
1.80 in.

Related Subjects

Business » General
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Engineering » Industrial and Control Engineering » Industrial Engineering Handbooks
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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