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The Life of Slang, Paperback / softback Book

The Life of Slang Paperback / softback

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Bad-ass, bee's knees, and bomb-diffity - slang rules Teachers, politicians, broadcasters, and parents complain of the slang-infested language of today's teenagers.

But slang has been around for centuries, always troubling those who take a purist line on the English language.

In this entertaining book, Julie Coleman traces the development of slang across the English-speaking world and explores why and how it flourishes.

She makes use of a marvellous array of sources, including newly available online records of the Old Bailey, machine-searchable historical newspaper collections, slang users themselves, scholarly works, and the latest tweets.

It is a book guaranteed to teach you some new words that you shold never use in polite company.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: linguistics
  • ISBN: 9780199679171

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