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The Resource Slang : the people's poetry, Michael Adams

Slang : the people's poetry, Michael Adams

Label
Slang : the people's poetry
Title
Slang
Title remainder
the people's poetry
Statement of responsibility
Michael Adams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Adams covers this perennially interesting subject in a serious but highly engaging way, illuminating the fundamental question of what is slang and defending slang--and all forms of nonstandard English--as integral parts of the American language. He reveals that slang is used in part to define groups, distinguishing those who are "down with it" from those who are "out of it." Slang is also a rebellion against the mainstream. It often irritates those who color within the lines--indeed, slang is meant to irritate, sometimes even to shock. But slang is also inventive language, both fun to make and fun to use. Rather than complain about slang as "bad" language, Adams urges us to celebrate slang's playful resistance to the commonplace and to see it as the expression of an innate human capacity, not only for language, but for poetry.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Michael
Dewey number
427/.09
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3711
LC item number
.A33 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Rhyming slang
  • Poetry
  • English language
  • English language
  • Poetry
  • Rhyming slang
  • Amerikansk engelska
  • Engelska språket
  • Amerikansk engelska
  • Engelska språket
  • Rhyming slang
  • Poesi
Label
Slang : the people's poetry, Michael Adams
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"What it is?": the essentials of slang -- Fitting in: social dynamics of slang -- Standing out: aesthetic dimensions of slang -- It's all in your head: cognitive aspects of slang
Control code
ocn233798803
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 238 p.
Isbn
9780195314632
Lccn
2008028923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195314632
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o233798803
  • (OCoLC)233798803
Label
Slang : the people's poetry, Michael Adams
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"What it is?": the essentials of slang -- Fitting in: social dynamics of slang -- Standing out: aesthetic dimensions of slang -- It's all in your head: cognitive aspects of slang
Control code
ocn233798803
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 238 p.
Isbn
9780195314632
Lccn
2008028923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780195314632
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o233798803
  • (OCoLC)233798803

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