Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language among College Students. By Connie. Eble. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, xi + Reviewed. Reviews: Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language among College Students. By Connie Eble. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, xi + 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 no.
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Her new book is a welcome addition to her oeuvre, and to the linguistic literature on slang.
In the case of college students, these purposes include cementing group identity and opposing authority. Eman Elkholy marked it as to-read Jan 10, Matthew marked it as to-read Jan 22, In the case of college students, coonnie purposes include cementing group identity and opposing authority.
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But usually he only provides broad-stroke guidance through the chronologically ordered—cross-cut by generativity vs. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Olivia rated it liked it Jun 19, Eble’s approach is empirical and her conclusions are based on thousands of responses from undergraduates collected over a period of about two decades ending in Randy rated it liked it Dec 29, No one can in the future write about English syntactic change without extensive reference to it.
Shapovalelena added it Apr 27, Share your thoughts with other customers. Pages with related products. Deborah Tannen, author of “Talking Voices” and “Talking from 9 to 5” A delight to read-at last someone is paying serious attention to a vital and vibrant contemporary linguistic tradition. This is an enjoyable and worthwhile read. Please try again later. Not surprisingly, dictionaries disagree on which words are labelled ‘slang’ and which are not.
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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. No trivia or quizzes yet. As with many studies of slang, this one offers a great deal of fun, providing lists of contemporary or recently trendy student terms such as “doing the naked pretzel” for a sexual encounter, “a triple burger with cheese” for a very attractive woman, and “do time in jail” for spending the required time in study hall obligatory for some athletes at the University of North Carolina where Eble teaches.
D’s book will likely be used only as a very secondary source in American undergraduate classes, even many graduate courses, more’s the pity, because it is a more relentless survey than such classes require. Index of Words Expressions and Affixes. In Slang and SociabilityEble explores the words and phrases that American college students use casually among themselves.
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