The Resource Dictionary of the American West : over 5,000 terms and expressions from aarigaa! to zopilote, Win Blevins

Dictionary of the American West : over 5,000 terms and expressions from aarigaa! to zopilote, Win Blevins

Label
Dictionary of the American West : over 5,000 terms and expressions from aarigaa! to zopilote
Title
Dictionary of the American West
Title remainder
over 5,000 terms and expressions from aarigaa! to zopilote
Statement of responsibility
Win Blevins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For the first time, The 'Dictionary of the American West' includes all the voices of America's richly woven history of the West: Women, Mormons, Hispanics, Blacks, French-Canadians, mountain men, half-bloods, immigrants, cowboys, and missionaries--to show how western speech is actually a riotous mix of cultures and languages. Included are Spanish, Indian Pidgin English, and Chinook trade jargon. That's why words like 'tortilla', 'simpatico', 'bourgeois' and 'muckamuck' have become as much a part of American parlance as dogie, salty dog, smart-aleck, and grub. Among the thousands of carefully researched definitions, the reader will find the meaning of 'buck nun' & to 'ride circle;' as well as American Indian words such as 'sun dance', 'kachina' & 'medicine pipe'. This book is essential for anyone with an interest in the American West, in its history, facts & fables, idioms & mores"--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
UUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blevins, Winfred
Dewey number
427.97803
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Popular culture
  • Americanisms
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Dictionary of the American West : over 5,000 terms and expressions from aarigaa! to zopilote, Win Blevins
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xvii, 542 pages:
Isbn
9780692214190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921284646
  • 573311
  • (OCoLC)ocn921284646
  • 573311
Label
Dictionary of the American West : over 5,000 terms and expressions from aarigaa! to zopilote, Win Blevins
Publication
Note
Previous edition: Fort Worth : Texas Christian University Press, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xvii, 542 pages:
Isbn
9780692214190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921284646
  • 573311
  • (OCoLC)ocn921284646
  • 573311

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