Coleman, Julie.

Life of slang / Julie Coleman. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012. - xi, 354 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [314]-323) and indexes.

What is slang? -- Spawning -- Development -- Survival and metamorphosis -- The spread of slang -- Prigs, culls, and blosses : cant and flash language -- Jolly good show : British slang to the twentieth century -- Whangdoodles and fixings : early American slang -- Bludgers, sooks, and moffies : English slang around the world -- Top bananas and bunny-boilers : the media and entertainment age -- Leet to lols : the digital age -- Endsville.

9780199571994 (alk. paper)

2011939884


Dialectology--Slang.
English language--Slang--History.

PE3711 / .C66 2012

417.2 / C54

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