Prison Argot

Prison Argot

by Gilbert L. Encinas
     
 

Based on observations during his 21 months of incarceration and rehabilitation for driving under the influence, Encinas presents a brief ethnography of speaking that describes some of the sociolinguistic rules in a lexicographic compilation from one prison complex in southeastern Arizona. He includes the lexicon he composed, with pronunciation guides. Annotation c.… See more details below

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Based on observations during his 21 months of incarceration and rehabilitation for driving under the influence, Encinas presents a brief ethnography of speaking that describes some of the sociolinguistic rules in a lexicographic compilation from one prison complex in southeastern Arizona. He includes the lexicon he composed, with pronunciation guides. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761820444
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
11/06/2001
Pages:
114
Product dimensions:
0.27(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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