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Prison Language

  1. Andrea Mayr

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0954

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Mayr, A. 2012. Prison Language. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


The specific demands on language by a subgroup in society are often expressed through slang, and the use of slang by minority or deviant groups is well known.


  • culture;
  • linguistic anthropology;
  • forensic linguistics