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Studies in Slang, part IV


Gerald L. Cohen

The Studies in Slang monographs are a forum for the detailed discussion of slang items, an activity of worth in itself and for the insight it can bring to broader issues in linguistics. We deal here in particular with the study of languages in its social context, the role of the individual in linguistic innovation, and the several-stage development of various slang items.
Contents: gung ho - cant mort 'girl, woman' - slang rhubarb slang ringer - rock 'n' roll - Missouri bankroll - slang skate - scallawag - teenage slang sike - cold turkey - hillbilly - yo-yo 'fool' - lose one's marbles - not to have all one's buttons - hep/hip - update # 2 on The Big Apple.