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Slang : the people's poetry

Author: Michael Adams
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Slang, writes Michael Adams, is poetry on the down low, and sometimes lowdown poetry on the down low, but rarely, if ever, merely lowdown. It is the poetry of everyday speech, the people's poetry, and it deserves attention as language playing on the cusp of art.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Adams
ISBN: 9780199913770 0199913773
OCLC Number: 794814271
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: xv, 238 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What it is?: the essentials of slang --
Fitting in social dynamics of slang --
Standing out: aesthetic dimensions of slang --
It's all in your head: cognitive aspects of slang.
Responsibility: Michael Adams.

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