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The City in Slang: New York Life and Popular Speech

By: "Allen, Irving Lewis"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, OXFORD UNIV PR: 1993

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 7-4T008

ISBN: 0195092651

Condition: GOOD+


"Tight, bright, clean and square. Faintest age soil to exterior page edges. 3/4"" rip on bottom of spine hinge has beenr e-enforced with clear tape. ""traces the flowering of popular expressions that accompanied the emergence of the New York metropolis from the early nineteenth century down to the present…unique account of the cultural and social history of America' greatest city provides, in effect, a lexicon of popular speech about city life...a fascinating look at the rich cultural heritage of language about city life...""" View more info