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American Slang

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ISBN-10: 0062732935

ISBN-13: 9780062732934

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Abridged)

Authors: Robert L. Chapman

List price: $16.00
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From cowpokes to cyber punks, from flappers to gangsta rappers, American Slang chronicles the ever-evolving, informal, unconventional language we use every day. Expanded and completely updated, this 2nd edition contains thousands of contemporary and traditional slang expressions, including the newest computer lingo and slang from the Internet. Entries Feature: Definitions Pronunciations Time and place origins Editorial notes Cross-references Examples that illustrate and validate usage Synonyms and variant forms Impact symbols
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/9/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Robert L. Chapman has spent much of his professional career editing numerous reference texts, including thesauruses and dictionaries. An ardent collector of slang as well as other words, Chapman was the revising editor of the fourth edition of Roget's International Thesaurus and the supervising editor of the Funk & Wagnalls Standard College Dictionary. Chapman, a retired Professor of English from Drew University, has also edited Roget A to Z, The Dictionary of American Slang, Concise Roget's International Thesaurus, and the Thesaurus of American Slang.