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Slayer Slang : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon - 03 edition

by Michael Adams

Slayer Slang : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Lexicon (ISBN10: 0195175999; ISBN13: 9780195175998)
ISBN13: 978-0195175998
ISBN10: 0195175999

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195160338
ISBN10: 0195160339

Summary: In its seven years on television, Buffy the Vampire Slayer earned critical acclaim and a massive cult following among teen viewers. One of the most distinguishing features of the show is the innovative way its writers play with language--fabricating new words, morphing existing ones, and throwing usage on its head. The result has been a strikingly resonant lexicon that reflects the power of both youth culture and television in the evolution of American slang. Using t ...show morehe show to illustrate how new slang is formed, transformed, and transmitted, Slayer Slang is one of those rare books

that combines a serious explanation of a pop culture phenomenon with an engrossing read for Buffy fans, language mavens, and pop culture critics. Noted linguist Michael Adams offers a synopsis of the program's history, an essay on the nature and evolution of the show's language, and a detailed

glossary of slayer slang, annotated with actual dialogue. Introduced by Jane Espenson, one of the show's most inventive writers (andherself a linguist), Slayer Slang offers a quintessential example of contemporary youth culture serving as a vehicle for slang. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 11/01/2004
International: No



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