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The multifaceted world of slang
2001 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of the essay is to show the plurality of slang. Just as there are many varieties of language in general, there are many different varieties of slang. It is important to elucidate this plurality, because when people fail to see the various features, they tend to judge the vocabulary unjustly. By looking at the groups of people where slang is frequent, it has been possible to see the different purposes slang actually fulfils. The analysis of Trainspotting,Bridget Jones's Diary and two teenage magazines reveals, among other things, that the slang items themselves exist on various "levels".

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Engelska, slang, sociolingvistik, metaforer, tabu, ungdomsspråk
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-50700ISRN: LTU-C/DUPP--01/28--SELocal ID: 7eebed3c-6dce-47a7-8951-daf37d26310cOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-50700DiVA: diva2:1024062
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
English, master's level
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Note
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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