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Eble, C. Eble, Connie C. My Account. Log Out. Search for. Advanced Search. Logged In As. Find More. Online Collections. Need Help? YouTube Channel. On Shelf. CMC Steamboat Campus. Place Hold. Add To List. 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, 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, slang words and phrases discussed in the text, as well as a list of the 40 most enduring terms since 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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Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language Among College Students

But usually he only provides broad-stroke guidance through the chronologically ordered—cross-cut by generativity vs. The book is intended for use in classes on the history of the English language as well as a reference tool for researchers in historical syntax. The main text is supplemented by a glossary oftechnical terms, a list ofreferences i. Each chapter ends with questions for discussion or further research, and these are frequently brilliant.


Slang and Sociability

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