Bibliographic Details

Slayer slang : a Buffy the vampire slayer lexicon / by Michael Adams.

Author / Creator Adams, Michael, 1961- author.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2003]
©2003
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Buffy, the vampire slayer (Television program) -- Miscellanea.
Buffy, the vampire slayer (Television program)
PERFORMING ARTS / Reference
Electronic books.
Miscellanea.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11264603
ISBN 9780199725274
0199725276
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary In its seven years on television, Buffy the Vampire Slayer earned critical acclaim and a massive cult following among teen viewers. One of the most distinguishing features of the show is the innovative way its writers play with language--fabricating new words, morphing existing ones, and throwing usage on its head. The result has been a strikingly resonant lexicon that reflects the power of both youth culture and television in the evolution of American slang. Using the show to illustrate how new slang is formed, transformed, and transmitted, Slayer Slang is one of those rare books that combine.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction; Preface; Slayer Slang; Making Slayer Slang; Studying the Micro-histories of Words; Ephemeral Language; GLOSSARY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z