安.柯尔占

是什么让词汇成为“真的”?

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人们可能会认为,一些俚语单词,比如「hangry」、「defriend」和「adorkable」填补了英语的一些​​空白,尽管它们没有在词典中出现过。那么,究竟是谁决定这些词语可被录入神圣的词典?语言历史学家安.柯尔占引人入胜地让我们了解到词典背后的编者们,以及他们不断做出的选择。

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Anne Curzan · Language historian

English professor Anne Curzan actually encourages her students to use slang in class. A language historian, she is fascinated by how people use words—and by how this changes.

English professor Anne Curzan actually encourages her students to use slang in class. A language historian, she is fascinated by how people use words—and by how this changes.