HOBSON JOBSON: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary


HOBSON JOBSON: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary

HENRY YULE    Book Number: 60724    Product format: Paperback

Hobson-Jobson is short-hand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language. Bungalow, pyjamas, verandah, curry, chintz, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britain's colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and the Malaysian Peninsula. This dictionary, compiled in the late 19th century, is an invaluable source which has never been superseded. It also provides fascinating clues to the concern of Empire and the attitudes of the colonial rulers. 472pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9781853263637
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