Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language among College Students. By Connie. Eble. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, xi + Reviewed. Reviews: Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language among College Students. By Connie Eble. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, xi + Slang is often seen as a lesser form of language, one that is simply not as meaningful or important as its ‘regular’ counterpart. Connie Eble refutes this no.
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Deborah Tannen, author of “Talking Voices” and “Talking from 9 to 5″” A delight to slanh last someone is paying serious attention to a vital and vibrant contemporary linguistic tradition. Deborah Tannen, author of “Talking Voices” and “Talking from 9 to 5” A delight to read-at last someone is paying serious attention to a vital and vibrant contemporary linguistic tradition.
Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language Among College Students
Deborah Tannen, author of “Talking Voices” and “Talking from 9 to 5”. Professor Eble has long been the premiere authority on college slang. Her new book fble a welcome addition to her oeuvre, and to the linguistic literature on slang. It is fascinating, thorough, and a delight to read–at last someone is paying serious attention to a vital and vibrant contemporary linguistic tradition.
All linguists will of course take note, but so should anyone who loves language. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Slang is often seen as a lesser form of language, one that is simply not as meaningful or important as its ‘regular’ counterpart.
Connie Eble refutes this notion as she reveals the sources, poetry, symbolism, and subtlety of informal slang expressions. Socisbility Slang and SociabilityEble explores the words and phrases that American college students use casually among themselves. Based on more than 10, examples submitted by Eble’s students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over ebl last twenty years, the book shows that slang is dynamic vocabulary that cannot be dismissed as deviant or marginal.
Like more formal words and phrases, slang is created, modified, and transmitted by its users to serve their own purposes. In the case of college students, these purposes include cementing group identity and opposing authority. The book includes a glossary of the more than 1, slang words and phrases discussed in the text, as well as a list of the 40 most enduring terms since Examples from the glossary: Read more Read less.
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Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language Among College Students by Connie Eble
This is a splendid little book that might be of use to anyone interested in American university student culture, but is particularly insightful on the nature and uses of student slang. Eble’s approach is empirical and her conclusions are based on thousands of responses from undergraduates collected over a period of about two decades ending in The emphasis on “sociability” signaled in the title comes from the function that Eble sees as central to its use among students.
She makes the interesting point that, though slang is commonly used among friends, particularly when rapport is being established, its use is rare in intimate conversation. In a way, slang can be seen to occupy a middle ground between formality and intimacy. As with many studies of slang, this one offers a great deal of fun, providing lists of contemporary or recently trendy student terms such as “doing the naked pretzel” for a sexual encounter, “a triple burger with cheese” for a very attractive woman, and “do time in jail” for spending the required time in study hall obligatory for some athletes at the University of North Carolina where Eble teaches.
She concludes that three effects particularly distinguish slang from ordinary language: This “functional” explanation of slang goes further to explain this linguistic phenomenon than any other work on this topic with which I am familiar. This is an enjoyable and worthwhile read. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.
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