The Dictionary of City Names in American Slang by Maciej WidawskiThe Dictionary of City Names in American Slang by Maciej Widawski

The Dictionary of City Names in American Slang

byMaciej Widawski, Malgorzata Kowalczyk

Hardcover | November 16, 2011

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This unique dictionary presents popular slang names for North American cities. These expressions are used instead of official names to convey additional information. They are semantically rich and culturally meaningful, telegraphically describing the characteristics of the cities to which they refer, explaining the motivations of their coiners, and revealing the attitudes of their users. The dictionary lists 500 entries, each containing a headword, usage label, standard equivalent, and numerous contextual examples which authenticate their usage. The material comes from a large database of quotations from media, film, literature, and oral sources. A reliable and practical reference, the dictionary will be useful for linguists, educators, students and anyone interested in the subject.
Professor Maciej Widawski is a sociolinguist and lexicographer specializing in language variation. He is head of the Department of Sociolinguistics and Lexicography at the University of Gdansk. He has studied slang since the early 1990’s, doing extensive fieldwork and conducting research at such academic centers as Columbia University ...
Title:The Dictionary of City Names in American SlangFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:November 16, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631607679

ISBN - 13:9783631607671

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Table of Contents

Contents: Slang – Colloquialism – Informal English – American Slang – North American Slang – City Names – Place Names – Toponyms – Folklore – Sociolinguistics – Onomastics – Lexicography – Dictionaries – American Studies – Canadian Studies – Reference – Linguistics – Language Description – United States – Canada.