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3. Is slang a language?

3. Is slang a language?  

Jonathon Green

in Slang: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198729532
‘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
Slang: A Very Short Introduction

Slang: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathon Green

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2016
Published Online: 
Feb 2016
eISBN: 
9780191796418
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198729532.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198729532
Slang, however one judges it, shows us at our most human. It is used widely and often, typically associated with the writers of noir fiction, teenagers, and rappers, but also found in the ... More

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