African American Slang: A Linguistic Description by Maciej Widawski

By Maciej Widawski

during this pioneering exploration of African American slang - a hugely casual vocabulary and an important element of African American English - Maciej Widawski explores styles of shape, that means, subject matter and serve as, displaying it to be a rule-governed, leading edge and culturally revealing vernacular. Widawski's complete description is predicated on a wide database of contextual citations from hundreds of thousands of latest resources, together with literature and the clicking, song, movie and tv. additionally it is an alphabetical thesaurus of 1,500 consultant slang expressions, outlined and illustrated by way of 4,500 utilization examples. as a result of its substantial dimension, the word list can stand by myself as a dictionary supplying readers with a competent reference of phrases. Combining scholarship with user-friendliness, this e-book is an insightful and functional source for college students and researchers in linguistics and basic readers drawn to exploring lexical edition in modern English.

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