Maciej Widawski's African American Slang: A Linguistic Description PDF

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, displaying it to be a rule-governed, leading edge and culturally revealing vernacular. Widawski's entire description is predicated on a wide database of contextual citations from millions of up to date assets, together with literature and the clicking, song, movie and tv. it's also an alphabetical word list of 1,500 consultant slang expressions, outlined and illustrated by way of 4,500 utilization examples. because of its enormous dimension, the word list can stand by myself as a dictionary offering readers with a competent reference of phrases. Combining scholarship with user-friendliness, this ebook is an insightful and sensible source for college kids and researchers in linguistics and basic readers attracted to exploring lexical edition in modern English.

Show description

Read or Download African American Slang: A Linguistic Description PDF

Similar linguistics books

Get The Rise of Historical Economics and Social Reform in PDF

This can be the 1st specific research of the idea, task, and effect of the German economist and social reformer Gustav Schmoller within the period of Bismarck. Tracing the connection that constructed among political economic system and social reform in the course of German industrialization, it explores Schmoller's big and lasting influence at the improvement of the social sciences and welfare kingdom in Germany.

Download PDF by Pieter A. M. Seuren: Language in Cognition: Language From Within Volume I:

Language in Cognition argues that language relies at the human construal of fact. people discuss with and quantify over digital entities with an identical ease as they do over real entities: the ordinary ontology of language, the writer argues, needs to hence contain either genuine and digital entities and events.

Download e-book for kindle: Greenfield's Neuropathology Eighth Edition 2-Volume Set by Seth Love,David Louis,David W Ellison

Greenfield's Neuropathology, the worlds best neuropathology reference, presents an authoritative, accomplished account of the pathological findings in neurological disorder, their organic foundation and their medical manifestations. This account is underpinned all through through a transparent description of the molecular and mobile techniques and reactions which are suitable to the improvement, and common and irregular functioning of, the fearful process.

New PDF release: The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives

Bringing jointly specialists from either ancient linguistics and psychology, this quantity addresses middle elements in language switch from the views of either fields. It explores the aptitude (and obstacles) of such an interdisciplinary technique, overlaying the subsequent components: frequency, salience, chunking, priming, analogy, ambiguity and acquisition.

Extra resources for African American Slang: A Linguistic Description

Example text

Download PDF sample

African American Slang: A Linguistic Description by Maciej Widawski

by Kenneth

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 15 votes