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Fabulosa! : the story of Polari, Britain's secret gay language / Paul Baker.

By: Baker, Paul, 1972-.
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2019Description: 320 pages: illustrations.ISBN: 9781789141320 hbk ; 178914132X .Subject(s): Polari | Gays -- Great Britain -- Language | English language -- Great Britain -- SlangDDC classification: 427 Summary: "Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution - or worse - Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage and a means of identification. its roots are colorful and varied - from Cant to Lingua Franca to dancers' slang." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions September 2019
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"Polari is a language that was used chiefly by gay men in the first half of the twentieth century. At a time when being gay could result in criminal prosecution - or worse - Polari offered its speakers a degree of public camouflage and a means of identification. its roots are colorful and varied - from Cant to Lingua Franca to dancers' slang." - Book cover

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