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The City in Slang

The City in Slang Author Irving Lewis Allen
ISBN-10 0195357760
Release 1995-02-23
Pages 572
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The American urban scene, and in particular New York's, has given us a rich cultural legacy of slang words and phrases, a bonanza of popular speech. Hot dog, rush hour, butter-and-egg man, gold digger, shyster, buttinsky, smart aleck, sidewalk superintendent, yellow journalism, breadline, straphanger, tar beach, the Tenderloin, the Great White Way, to do a Brodie--these are just a few of the hundreds of popular words and phrases that were born or took on new meaning in the streets of New York. In The City in Slang, Irving Lewis Allen traces this flowering of popular expressions that accompanied the emergence of the New York metropolis from the early nineteenth century down to the present. This unique account of the cultural and social history of America's greatest city provides in effect a lexicon of popular speech about city life. With many stories Allen shows how this vocabulary arose from city streets, often interplaying with vaudeville, radio, movies, comics, and the popular songs of Tin Pan Alley. Some terms of great pertinence to city people today have unexpectedly old pedigrees. Rush hour was coined by 1890, for instance, and rubberneck dates to the late 1890s and became popular in New York to describe the busloads of tourists who craned their necks to see the tall buildings and the sights of the Bowery and Chinatown. The Big Apple itself (since 1971 the official nickname of New York) appeared in the 1920s, though first in reference to the city's top racetracks and to Broadway bookings as pinnacles of professional endeavor. Allen also tells fascinating stories behind once-popular slang that is no longer in use. Spielers, for example, were the little girls in tenement districts who danced ecstatically on the sidewalks to the music of the hurdy-gurdy men and, when they were old enough, frequented the dance halls of the Lower East Side. Following the trail of these words and phrases into the city's East Side, West Side, and all around the town, from Harlem to Wall Street, and into the haunts of its high and low life, The City in Slang is a fascinating look at the rich cultural heritage of language about city life.



New York City English

New York City English Author Michael Newman
ISBN-10 9781501500602
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 190
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This book is the first to examine the English spoken in New York City comprehensively, including pronunciation, grammar, and discourse. Using sources from classic studies to original data, Newman describes New Yorkers' speech in a way that is linguistically rigorous yet accessible to non-specialists. The book also shows how the linguistic similarities and differences among New Yorkers are rooted in social, cultural, and historical factors.



New York City

New York City Author Andrew F. Smith
ISBN-10 9781442227132
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 260
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New York City’s first food biography showcases the vibrancy, innovation, diversity, and taste of this most-celebrated American metropolis.



Multicultural Information Quests

Multicultural Information Quests Author Marie E. Rodgers
ISBN-10 1563086867
Release 2000
Pages 272
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Aimed at encouraging students to use research sources besides encyclopedias and the Internet, lists books in such areas as religion, women, mythology, scientists, Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans.



Whiting Up

Whiting Up Author Marvin McAllister
ISBN-10 9780807869062
Release 2011-12-05
Pages 352
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In the early 1890s, black performer Bob Cole turned blackface minstrelsy on its head with his nationally recognized whiteface creation, a character he called Willie Wayside. Just over a century later, hiphop star Busta Rhymes performed a whiteface supercop in his hit music video "Dangerous." In this sweeping work, Marvin McAllister explores the enduring tradition of "whiting up," in which African American actors, comics, musicians, and even everyday people have studied and assumed white racial identities. Not to be confused with racial "passing" or derogatory notions of "acting white," whiting up is a deliberate performance strategy designed to challenge America's racial and political hierarchies by transferring supposed markers of whiteness to black bodies--creating unexpected intercultural alliances even as it sharply critiques racial stereotypes. Along with conventional theater, McAllister considers a variety of other live performance modes, including weekly promenading rituals, antebellum cakewalks, solo performance, and standup comedy. For over three centuries, whiting up as allowed African American artists to appropriate white cultural production, fashion new black identities through these "white" forms, and advance our collective ability to locate ourselves in others.



The Galloping Ghost

The Galloping Ghost Author Gary Andrew Poole
ISBN-10 0618691634
Release 2008
Pages 320
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A portrait of gridiron great Red Grange describes his life as a college football superstar; his complex relationship with his manager, Charles "Cash and Carry" Pyle; and his important influence on the growth of professional football in the United States.



The Challenge of American History

The Challenge of American History Author Louis P. Masur
ISBN-10 0801862221
Release 1999-04-20
Pages 331
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In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.



Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079919240
Release 2000
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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts book for free.



Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015078261867
Release 1995
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Book Review Digest has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Book Review Digest also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Book Review Digest book for free.



New York

New York Author Elizabeth de Farcy
ISBN-10 0307263797
Release 2010
Pages 446
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Completely revised and updated



The Life of Slang

The Life of Slang Author Julie Coleman
ISBN-10 9780191630729
Release 2012-03-08
Pages 368
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Bad-ass, bee's knees, and bomb-diffity - slang rules Teachers, politicians, broadcasters, and parents complain of the slang-infested language of today's teenagers. But slang has been around for centuries, always troubling those who take a purist line on the English language. In this entertaining book, Julie Coleman traces the development of slang across the English-speaking world and explores why and how it flourishes. She makes use of a marvellous array of sources, including newly available online records of the Old Bailey, machine-searchable historical newspaper collections, slang users themselves, scholarly works, and the latest tweets. It is a book guaranteed to teach you some new words that you shold never use in polite company.



Historic Cities of the Americas

Historic Cities of the Americas Author David Marley
ISBN-10 1576070271
Release 2005
Pages 1010
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With rare maps, prints, and photographs, this unique volume explores the dramatic history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere's great cities. * Over 70 richly detailed entries on the most colorful, important cities of the New World, from Quebec City, Boston, and San Francisco in the Northern Hemisphere, to Buenos Aires, Cuzco, and Bahia in the Southern * Four geographical sections (the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, North America, and South America), enabling the reader to easily locate information * Hundreds of rare, historically significant antique maps, prints, and photographs, enhancing both the value and appearance of the book * A very extensive bibliography, providing users with easy access to many hard-to-find materials



Names

Names Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C061776587
Release 1997
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Journal of the American Name Society.



Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author Rose Arny
ISBN-10 UOM:39015023721684
Release 1995-02
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker Author
ISBN-10 NWU:35556021959242
Release 1993-04
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Sociological Abstracts

Sociological Abstracts Author
ISBN-10 PSU:000060528971
Release 1994
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Language

Language Author George Melville Bolling
ISBN-10 UOM:39015067436868
Release 1993
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