Download PDF by Maciej Widawski: African American Slang: A Linguistic Description

By Maciej Widawski

ISBN-10: 1107074177

ISBN-13: 9781107074170

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, topic and serve as, exhibiting it to be a rule-governed, leading edge and culturally revealing vernacular. Widawski's accomplished description relies on a wide database of contextual citations from hundreds of thousands of latest assets, together with literature and the click, tune, movie and tv. additionally it is an alphabetical word list of 1,500 consultant slang expressions, outlined and illustrated by way of 4,500 utilization examples. as a result of its colossal dimension, the word list can stand on my own as a dictionary delivering readers with a competent reference of phrases. Combining scholarship with user-friendliness, this e-book is an insightful and sensible source for college students and researchers in linguistics and common readers drawn to exploring lexical edition in modern English.

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