Youngspeak in a Multilingual Perspective

Anna-Brita Stenström | Bergen University
ORCID logoAnnette Myre Jørgensen | Bergen University
ISBN 9789027254290 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027290472 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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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
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“[...] 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.”
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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