The Life of Slang Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 01/12/2014
- Category: linguistics
- ISBN: 9780199679171