Books by Jonathon Green

THE VULGAR TONGUE by Jonathon Green
Released: Oct. 1, 2014

"In this abundantly detailed history, Green argues that a counterlanguage will always exist, providing a voice for the marginalized and expressing deep—and sometimes dark—human needs."
A lexicographer chronicles the language of the streets. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"What might have been a lively book on hot cultural issues gets bogged down in lexicographers' name-calling and shop talk. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Everything we could want to know, and more, about the long history of dictionary writing. Read full book review >