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Journal
2006 | 15 | 331-350
Article title

SOME REMARKS ON THE SAILORS' LANGUAGE TERMINOLOGY AND RELATED ISSUES IN BRITISH AND AMERICAN NAUTICAL FICTION

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The article follows the rise and development of the sea novel on both sides of the Atlantic, and in this context the sailors' language terminology used by prominent nautical writers, among others Capt. Frederick Marryat, J. F. Cooper, Herman Melville, Jack London, Joseph Conrad and Nicholas Monsarrat. Among the terms used for the said language by these writers there are 'sea language', 'marine talk', 'sailors' parlance', 'vernacular', 'dialect', 'nautical jargon', 'lingo', 'seamen's cant' and 'slang'. The article also surveys problems connected with the use of such a language in works of literary fiction addressed to readers 'ashore' who are not familiar with specialized maritime dictionary.
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  • M. Blaszak, Uniwersytet Opolski, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, pl. Kopernika 11, 45-040 Opole, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
07PLAAAA01853971
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bwmeta1.element.007e9704-54bc-3d84-8317-61316e587703
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