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再谈英语俚语

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再谈英语俚语

 [摘 要]Slang is one of the most active and sensitive parts of English language and an effective weapon in communication.It is estimated that there are at least 600,000 English words and 15,000 are slang.The words known by American and English people but may not be wholly used are about 10,000- 20,000.2,000 of them are slang.Slang accounts for 10%.This paper revisited English slang.The definitions and the history of English slang were reviewed and the current state of research on slang was analyzed.
  [关键词]English slang definition history research 论文联盟www.Lwlm.com
  [中图分类号]H01 [文献标识码]A [文章编号]1009-5489(2008)08-0066-03
  
  Ⅰ.Introduction
  
  Slang is defined as"language of a highly colloquial type,considered as below the level of standard educated speech,and consisting Either of new words or of current words employed in some special sense"in the Oxford English Dictionary.Slang is one of the most active and sensitive parts of English language and an effective weapon in communication.They are widely used by every class.Some successful English slang as O.K and cool can be heard almost everywhere in the world.
  Dai Xiaobing and WEI Zhizhong estimated that there are at least 600,000 English words and 15,000 are slang.The words known by American and English people but may not be wholly used are about 10,000—20,000.2,000 of them are slang.Slang account for 10%.
  Liu Jianfang stated that in the past,people thought that slang which did not belong to standard English should not be used in written English.However,with the development of language,slang was often found in newspapers,works of famous writers,biographies and even in the speeches and press conferences of American presidents.In the famous American magazine Times,an article titled"The Senators vs the Spooks"was once found.This article reported the confrontation between American senators and CIA on some issue.The meaning of"the senators"was obvious."Spooks"in slang means"agent provocateur".Here it stands for the well-known C.I.A.It was briefly estimated that in the very famous American novelist Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn numerous slang were found.In chapter 31 and 34,there are more than 20 slang and idioms.Slang are not only used in magazines,newspapers,literature works,but also in the speeches and press conferences of American president."Here we go again"which implies that the speaker is impatient with something was often used by American ex-president Ronald Reagan.Once he was troubled by the same delicate question,he would blurt these words out.
  The importance of English slang as key factors in the communication of English as a second or foreign language is a topic that has commanded the attention of researchers worldwide,also in China.
  
  Ⅱ.The Definition of Slang
  
  The social and psychological complexities captured in slang vocabulary make the term difficult to define.There have been various definitions of slang since its appearance.Some of them were quoted here:
  "A peculiar kind of vagabond language,always hanging on the outskirts of legitimate speech,but continually straying or forcing its way into the most respectable company,is what we call slang"

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