ERIC Number: EJ477858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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College Slang Revisited: Language, Culture, and Undergraduate Life.
Hummon, David M.
Journal of Higher Education, v65 n1 p75-98 Jan-Feb 1994
Analysis of 642 slang terms that college students use to characterize peers at Holy Cross College (Massachusetts) and University of California, Davis suggests that undergraduate slang usage is socially complex, the language is reflective of campus and academic life, and that it portrays undergraduate life from the perspective of dominant student values. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Language Patterns, Language Role, Liberal Arts, Peer Relationship, Social Values, Sociocultural Patterns, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Word Frequency
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Journal Articles
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