Youngspeak in a Multilingual Perspective
Despite its potential influence on the standard language, there is still relatively little written about the language of the young. This book gives new insight into some important areas of their language, such as identity construction reflected, for instance, in prosodic patterns and language choice, the use of discourse markers and slang in a contrastive perspective, the pragmatics of fixed expressions and the impact of English on the teenage vernacular. Most of the articles are corpus-based, and all represent naturally occurring spontaneous conversation. The book will be of interest to linguists, university students and anyone interested in today’s adolescent language and language change.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 184] 2009. vi, 206 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Youngspeak in a multilingual perspective: IntroductionAnna-Brita Stenström and Annette Myre Jørgensen | pp. 1–9
Part 1. Identity construction
On young women's prosodic construction of identity: Evidence from Greek conversational narrativesArgiris Archakis and Dimitris Papazachariou | pp. 13–29
Now he thinks he's listening to rock music: Identity construction among German teenage girlsJanet Spreckels | pp. 31–53
Multilingual practices and identity negotiations among Turkish-speaking young people in a diasporic contextVally Lytra and Taşkın Baraç | pp. 55–78
Part 2. Particular expressions
Lexical innovations in Madrid's teenage talk: Some intensifiersJuan A. Martínez López | pp. 81–93
En plan used as a hedge in Spanish teenage languageAnnette Myre Jørgensen | pp. 95–115
Part 3. Languages in contrast
A theoretical outline for comparative research on youth language: With an outline of diatopic-contrast research within the Hispanic worldKlaus Zimmermann | pp. 119–136
Pragmatic markers in contrast: Spanish pues nada and English anywayAnna-Brita Stenström | pp. 137–159
Anglicisms in the informal speech of Norwegian and Chilean adolescentsEli-Marie Drange | pp. 161–175
Similarities and differences between slang in Kaunas and London Teenagers' speechJolanta Legaudaite | pp. 177–202
Author index | pp. 203–204
Subject index | pp. 205–206
“[...] this volume provides a much-needed focus on youth language in cross-linguistic perspectives, and raises important questions about how age is a factor in language variation. It also raises issues about data and methodology in studying these topics. In these ways, the research presented here makes a valuable contribution to the study of youth language.”
Janet M. Fuller, Southern Illinois University, in the Journal of Sociolinguistics, Vol. 14 (2010)
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General