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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E’s book addresses the issue by soxiability a functional rather than a formal definition, a direction earlier suggested by Sledd as well as by Dumas and Lighter. Labov’s frustration slnag, the concept of slang does indeed have a psychological reality; like dialect, it seems to be a useful term even if no one can agree precisely on what it means. The emphasis on “sociability” signaled in the title comes from the function that Eble sees as central to its use among students. As Dumas and Lighter noted ina formal definition of slang seems forever evasive, although lexicographers, poets, linguists, and others continue to try to define it.


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Shapovalelena added it Apr 27, Kristi Mcduffie rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Fble Submit to Film Festivals. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Examples from the glossary: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. In Slang and SociabilityEble explores the words and phrases that American college connue use casually among themselves.

Each chapter ends with questions for discussion or further research, and these are frequently brilliant. Chiko marked it as to-read Apr 16, Danielle marked it as to-read Jul 06, Based on more than 10, examples submitted by Eble’s students at sociabliity University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill over the last twenty years, the book shows that slang is dynamic vocabulary that cannot be dismissed as deviant or marginal.

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To ask other readers questions about Slang and Sociabilityplease sign up. In a way, slang can be seen to occupy a middle ground between slciability and intimacy. Selected pages Table of Contents. Connie Eble refutes this notion as she reveals the sources, poetry, symbolism, and subtlety of informal slang expressions.


In-group language among college students. Lists with This Book. Examples from the glossary: Ayano rated it liked it May 13, 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 Preview soviability Slang and Sociability by Connie Eble.

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Reviewed by Timothy C. Elena Rapowez marked it as to-read Mar 03, Not surprisingly, dictionaries disagree on which words are labelled ‘slang’ and which are not.

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