Youngspeak in a Multilingual Perspective

| Bergen University
| Bergen University
ISBN 9789027254290 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027290472 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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
Table of Contents
Youngspeak in a multilingual perspective: Introduction
Anna-Brita Stenström and Annette Myre Jørgensen
Part 1. Identity construction
On young women's prosodic construction of identity: Evidence from Greek conversational narratives
Argiris Archakis and Dimitris Papazachariou
Now he thinks he's listening to rock music: Identity construction among German teenage girls
Janet Spreckels
Multilingual practices and identity negotiations among Turkish-speaking young people in a diasporic context
Vally Lytra and Taşkın Baraç
Part 2. Particular expressions
Lexical innovations in Madrid's teenage talk: Some intensifiers
Juan A. Martínez López
En plan used as a hedge in Spanish teenage language
Annette Myre Jørgensen
Part 3. Languages in contrast
A theoretical outline for comparative research on youth language: With an outline of diatopic-contrast research within the Hispanic world
Klaus Zimmermann
Pragmatic markers in contrast: Spanish pues nada and English anyway
Anna-Brita Stenström
Anglicisms in the informal speech of Norwegian and Chilean adolescents
Eli-Marie Drange
Similarities and differences between slang in Kaunas and London Teenagers' speech
Jolanta Legaudaite
Author index
Subject index
“[...] 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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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2008055549 | Marc record