Slang (TU30)

This teaching unit offers a definition and overview of slang in everyday speech. Students are encouraged to distinguish between slang, accent, and dialect. They are also encouraged to think about how slang words are formed, and how even though slang changes all the time, the way we form those words and our reasons for doing so remain fairly constant. This teaching unit has a parallel language investigation where students can take their ideas further in an independent project.

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