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Slang : the people's poetry

Author: Michael Adams
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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In Slang: The People's Poetry, Michael Adams covers this perennially interesting subject in a serious but highly engaging way, illuminating the fundamental question "What is Slang? " and defending  Read more...

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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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