Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 16:05:47 -0400

From: Jeutonne Brewer jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU

Subject: Re: Request for help on divergency

Connie Eble's book is surely the most recent source of information:

Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language among Colege Students.

Chapel Hill: U of NC Press, 1996.

According to the information from the press, Connie's book refutes the

notion of slang as a "lesser form of she reveals the sources,

poetry, symbolism, and subtlety of informal slang expresses....Slang is

dynamic vocabulary that cannot be dismissed as deviant or marginal."

Jeutonne Brewer


* jpbrewer[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] *

* Jeutonne P. Brewer *

* Department of English *

* University of North Carolina at Greensboro *

* Greensboro, NC 27412 *