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6. The components of slang

6. The components of slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0006
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‘The components of slang’ outlines the forms and etymological roots of slang and considers how the terms are validated. Slang offers no forms unique to itself. It borrows much of its lexis ... More
9. The future of slang

9. The future of slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0009
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Slang’s future is interwoven with our new connected, digitized world. ‘The future of slang’ asks if we are, any longer, able safely to talk of ‘slang’ as a discrete language group, or are ... More
3. Is slang a language?

3. Is slang a language?  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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‘Is slang a language?’ suggests that if a means of communication is a language, then slang is surely a part of the overarching English language as much as any other lexical subset such as ... More
8. The lexicography of slang: slang’s dictionaries

8. The lexicography of slang: slang’s dictionaries  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0008
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‘The lexicography of slang: slang’s dictionaries’ considers the slang-related texts that make up the slang lexicographical ‘canon’. Traditional English-language slang lexicography can be ... More
7. Recording slang

7. Recording slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0007
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‘Recording slang’ considers the defining of slang terms, the spelling of slang, the dating of slang terms, and the pronunciation of slang. What does a slang term mean? The answer is often ... More
2. ‘Slang’ as a linguistic register

2. ‘Slang’ as a linguistic register  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0002
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‘“Slang” as a linguistic register’ considers the definitions of slang and asks what qualifies as slang and what does not. Slang indicates a marginal, contrarian lexis, created and largely ... More
1. ‘Slang’: the word

1. ‘Slang’: the word  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0001
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The exact etymology of the word ‘slang’ is unknown. ‘“Slang”: the word’ divides the possible origins and various theories behind the meaning of the term into three groups: (1) Romani; (2) ... More
5. The users of slang

5. The users of slang  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0005
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Who uses slang? ‘The users of slang’ suggests two groups: the ‘primary’ users who coin and develop the vocabulary and for whom it works as the basis of their everyday speech, and the ... More
4. The words of slang: themes and development

4. The words of slang: themes and development  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2016
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9780191796418
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10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0004
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Slang’s thematic range is not wide, though its synonymy runs very deep. It is stripped down, modern, and cutting edge. ‘The words of slang: themes and development’ outlines the main themes ... More

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