American School and University Glossaries

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549375
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720772 | DOI:

Series: A History Of Cant and Slang Dictionaries

 American School and University Glossaries

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This chapter examines American college slang dictionaries such as those of Princeton, Yale, and Harvard. These are less nostalgic than the British equivalents, and tend to embrace the present. They appear to have played a role in distinguishing the numerous colleges' individual identities.

Keywords: America; slang; dictionary; college; university; Princeton; Yale; Harvard; youth

Chapter.  7044 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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