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Slang and Sociability In-Group Language among College Students

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ISBN-10: 0807845841

ISBN-13: 9780807845844

Edition: 2nd 1996

Authors: Connie Eble

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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. InSlang 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…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/29/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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

Borrowing and Allusion
Appendix 1. The Top Forty in Slang
Appendix 2. Slang Items with at Least One Synonym
Appendix 3. Some American College Slang circa 1900
Select Glossary of Student Slang
Works Cited
General Index
Index of Words, Expressions, and Affixes