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Slang : a very short introduction

Author: Jonathon Green
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Very short introductions, 465.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this Very Short Introduction Jonathon Green asks what words qualify as slang, and whether slang should be acknowledged as a language in its own right. Looking forward, he considers what the digital revolution means for the future of slang.
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Named Person: Englisch; SLANG
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathon Green
ISBN: 9780198729532 0198729537
OCLC Number: 944312890
Description: 130 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
Contents: 'Slang': the word --
'Slang' as a linguistic register --
Is slang a language? --
The words of slang: themes and development --
The users of slang --
The components of slang --
Recording slang --
The lexicography of slang: slang's dictionaries --
The future of slang.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 465.
Responsibility: Jonathon Green.

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What words qualify as slang? Should slang be acknowledged as a language in itself? And what does the digital revolution mean for the future of slang? In this Very Short Introduction, Jonathon Green  Read more...

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a welcome edition of Oxford's Very Short Introductions, and anyone seeking an accessible tour d'horizon of this lively subject will find that Green's book is just the ticket. * Benjamin George Read more...

 
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