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|Size||13.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 11000 items)|
|Abstract||White linguist Connie Clare Eble joined the faculty of the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1971, retiring from the department in 2018. Eble is best known for her work on the slang of college students, based on data collected as part of her classes at UNC-Chapel Hill. From 1972 to 2018, students in one of her courses were asked to contribute, on index cards, slang terms in current use. Student submissions were compiled into yearly lists of current campus slang. Eble's lists are cited in the Oxford English Dictionary as the first known uses of several slang terms and phrases. Papers include index cards submitted by students, campus slang lists, and related materials.|
|Creator||Eble, Connie C.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. University Archives.|
Processed by: Jennifer Coggins, February 2019
Encoded by: Laura Smith, March 2019
Finding aid updated because of addition by Jennifer Coggins and Laura Smith, July 2019
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Connie Clare Eble, a white linguist in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is best known for her work on the slang of college students. From 1972 to 2018, Eble collected slang terms from her classes at UNC Chapel Hill. Students were asked to contribute, on index cards, slang terms in current use. Student submissions were compiled into yearly lists of current campus slang. Eble's lists are cited in the Oxford English Dictionary as the first known uses of several slang terms and phrases.Back to Top
Papers include index cards submitted by students, campus slang lists, and related materials.Back to Top
This series consists of index cards, submitted by students, of slang terms in current use. Eble's arrangement and housing of the cards have been preserved - each archival container houses multiple shoeboxes once stored in her office. Cards are arranged alphabetically within the shoeboxes.
Materials related to the class and Eble's work on slang. Included are annual lists of campus slang compiled from student-submitted cards.
Most but not all issues present.
|Oversize Paper Folder OPF-40495/1|
|Digital Folder DF-40495/1||
Speech by Ben Zimmer, 22nd Biennial Meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America, Indiana University, 10 May 2019
This speech was given on the occasion of Connie Eble being awarded the 2019 Richard W. Bailey Award for Distinguished Service to Lexicography and Lexicology.