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The components of slang

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 2897 words.

‘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...

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The future of slang

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 2330 words.

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...

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Is slang a language?

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 2554 words.

‘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...

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The lexicography of slang: slang’s dictionaries

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 4351 words.

‘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...

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Recording slang

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 2126 words.

‘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...

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Slang

Jonathon Green.

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 144 pages.

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...

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‘Slang’ as a linguistic register

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 4099 words.

‘“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...

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‘Slang’: the word

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 2120 words.

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)...

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The users of slang

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 6959 words.

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...

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The words of slang: themes and development

Jonathon Green.

in Slang

February 2016; p ublished online February 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Dialect, Slang and Jargon. 7860 words.

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...

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