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Slang is often seen as a lesser form of language, one that is simply not as meaningful or important as its 'regular' counterpart. Connie Eble refutes this notion as she reveals the sources, poetry, symbolism, and subtlety of informal slang expressions.

In Slang and Sociability, Eble explores the words and phrases that American college students use casually among themselves. Based on more than 10,000 examples submitted by Eble's students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over the last twenty years, the book shows that slang is dynamic vocabulary that cannot be dismissed as deviant or marginal. Like more formal words and phrases, slang is created, modified, and transmitted by its users to serve their own purposes. In the case of college students, these purposes include cementing group identity and opposing authority.

The book includes a glossary of the more than 1,000 slang words and phrases discussed in the text, as well as a list of the 40 most enduring terms since 1972.

Synopsis:

EBle explores the words and phrases that American college students use casually among themselves. Based on more than 10,000 examples submitted by Eble's students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over the last twenty years, the book shows that slang is dynamic vocabulary that cannot be dismissed as deviant or marginal.

About the Author

Connie Eble, professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is author of College Slang 101.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807845844
Author:
Eble, Connie
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Word Lists
Subject:
College students
Subject:
Americanisms
Subject:
Slang
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Group identity
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
language; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; college students; Popular Culture
Subject:
Language
Subject:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Reference-Words Phrases and Language
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
April 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.24x5.55x.64 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , EBle explores the words and phrases that American college students use casually among themselves. Based on more than 10,000 examples submitted by Eble's students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over the last twenty years, the book shows that slang is dynamic vocabulary that cannot be dismissed as deviant or marginal.
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