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Unformatted text preview: changing youth slang allows teenagers to bolster their credentials as individuals who are on top of trends Slang representing a language ideology we have to think about what it is representing it to be How does she broaden the definition of slang, away from kids just using it to separate themselves from adults?-The characteristics of slang invoked within the exchange operate here as a set of language ideologies, or social meanings assigned to language and its users, often in ways that grant greater power to some sort of language users and less to others. With the terms related to being stoned getting high. Representation of slang as a unifying practice that consolidates youth identity in opposition to adults....
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- Spring '11