undergraduate thesis
Cockney rhyming slang and other argots

Petra Tivanovac (2016)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleCockney rhyming slang and other argots
AuthorPetra Tivanovac
Mentor(s)Tanja Gradečak Erdeljić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
This paper is about different argots used by various groups of people, and will focus on Cockney rhyming slang in particular. Firstly, to be able to comprehend the topic fully, those terms must be explained and defined. Also, in numerous cases it can be seen that people tend to confuse argot with jargon or slang, and in this thesis those terms will be differentiated. The reader will be introduced to argot as a secret language used by different groups to prevent people outside those certain groups from understanding what they are saying. Argot is commonly connected with groups such as criminals, thieves and students, but it is not limited to only those. Most of the words that develop in a certain argot are not a part of standard speech. There are many subtypes of argots that have developed in different countries and out of different needs of people when they needed privacy, but they still wanted to communicate orally. The major part of this paper focuses on Cockney rhyming slang, which is a well-known argot that originated in the East End of London. Cockney rhyming slang phrases are obtained from using an expression or a name that rhymes with a word which is supposed to be replaced, and then using that expression instead of the original word. Numerous expressions have gone from being used by only Cockneys into usage in common language. Also, the creation of new phrases and expressions is no longer restricted to just Cockneys.
Parallel title (Croatian)Koknijevski rimujući sleng i ostali argoti
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeHungarian Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationbacc. philol. hung
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-10-28
Parallel keywords (Croatian)argot cockney slang
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:765709
CommitterBernardica Plašćak