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The Resource Slang and sociability: : in-group language among college students, Connie Eble

Slang and sociability: : in-group language among college students, Connie Eble

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Slang and sociability: : in-group language among college students
Title
Slang and sociability:
Title remainder
in-group language among college students
Statement of responsibility
Connie Eble
Title variation
Slang and sociability
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Slang is often seen as a lesser form of language, one that is simply not as meaningful or important as its 'regular' counterpart. Connie Eble refutes this notion as she reveals the sources, poetry, symbolism, and subtlety of informal slang expressions. In Slang and Sociability, Eble explores the words and phrases that American college students use casually among themselves. Based on more than 10,000 examples submitted by Eble's students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over the last twenty years, the book shows that slang is dynamic vocabulary that cannot be dismissed as deviant or marginal. Like more formal words and phrases, slang is created, modified, and transmitted by its users to serve their own purposes. In the case of college students, these purposes include cementing group identity and opposing authority. The book includes a glossary of the more than 1,000 slang words and phrases discussed in the text, as well as a list of the 40 most enduring terms since 1972. Examples from the glossary: group gropes -- encounter groups squirrel kisser -- environmentalist Goth -- student who dresses in black and listens to avant-garde music bad bongos -- situation in which things do not go well triangle -- person who is stupid or not up on the latest za -- pizza smoke -- to perform well dead soldier -- empty beer container toast -- in big trouble, the victim of misfortune parental units -- parents
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Midwest
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Eble, Connie C
Dewey number
427/.973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • College students
  • College students
  • English language
  • Group identity
  • Americanisms
Target audience
adult
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Slang and sociability: : in-group language among college students, Connie Eble
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT11720009
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469610573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11720009
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720009
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Slang and sociability: : in-group language among college students, Connie Eble
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11720009
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469610573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11720009
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720009
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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