Global English Slang: Methodologies and Perspectives Julie Coleman

ISBN: 9780415842686

Published: January 15th 2014

Paperback

244 pages


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Global English Slang: Methodologies and Perspectives  by  Julie Coleman

Global English Slang: Methodologies and Perspectives by Julie Coleman
January 15th 2014 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 244 pages | ISBN: 9780415842686 | 4.59 Mb

This book provides a series of snapshots of current English slang usage around the world, both in countries where English is a first or second language and in multi-lingual contexts. The 19 chapters, authored by leading international authorities,MoreThis book provides a series of snapshots of current English slang usage around the world, both in countries where English is a first or second language and in multi-lingual contexts. The 19 chapters, authored by leading international authorities, range from Inner City New York slang and Hip Hop Slang to UK student slang and Multi-ethnic London slang.

Authors explore slang in Jamaica, Australia, New Zealand, India and Hong Kong and the influence of English slang on Norwegian, Italian and Japanese. A final section looks at slang and new media: at online slang usage, the possibilities offered by the internet to influence usage and the Urban Dictionary project. Throughout, the authors explore the contextual nature of slang, the importance of slang and of the idea of slang in group-formation and identification, the variety of disciplinary perspectives and methodologies that can usefully be employed in studying slang and the influence of the media (new and old) in disseminating slang.An essential reference for all those interested in slang and the English Language today.



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