Table of contents for Slang : the people's poetry / Michael Adams.

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1. ¿What It Is?¿: The Essentials of Slang
Mongo¿Slang by Definition¿Language of Purpose versus Language of Being¿ 
Lowdown, or Poetry on the Down Low?¿What It Is
2. Fitting In: The Social Dynamics of Slang
Flash Slang Cards¿Boyz in the Hood Speak Slang, Soccer Moms Don¿t¿
Youth: An Interlude¿Negotiating with Slang¿It¿s a Small World, After 
All
3. Standing Out: Aesthetic Dimensions of Slang
A Dime A Rhyme¿Indiddlyfixing is the Shiznit¿Lexifabricography and the 
Lexically Meaningful Infix¿The Raunch and the Hip: Two Slang 
Aesthetics¿Slang as a Negative Capability
4. It¿s All in Your Head: Cognitive Aspects of Slang
This Is Your Brain on Slang¿Slang and Language Play¿¿My bad¿ Means 
Never Having to Say, ¿I¿m sorry¿¿Slang as Linguistic Spandrel¿Towards a 
Poetics of Slang

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English language -- Slang.
English language -- Jargon.
Rhyming slang.
Poetry.