Anna-Brita Stenström

List of John Benjamins publications for which Anna-Brita Stenström plays a role.


Youngspeak in a Multilingual Perspective

Edited by Anna-Brita Stenström and Annette Myre Jørgensen

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 184] 2009. vi, 206 pp.
Subjects Discourse studies | Multilingualism | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora

Edited by Karin Aijmer and Anna-Brita Stenström

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 120] 2004. viii, 279 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Discourse studies | Germanic linguistics | Pragmatics

Trends in Teenage Talk: Corpus compilation, analysis and findings

Anna-Brita Stenström, Gisle Andersen and Ingrid Kristine Hasund

[Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 8] 2002. xii, 229 pp.
Subjects Corpus linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


The form innit (from isn’t it) is used as a pragmatic marker in the same way as yes, yeah and okay by London teenagers. This chapter discusses how this usage has developed by comparing The Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT) with the more recent Multicultural London English Corpus (MLE). read more | Chapter
Stenström, Anna-Brita. 2017. Chapter 7. Swearing in English and Spanish teenage talk. Advances in Swearing Research: New languages and new contexts, Beers Fägersten, Kristy and Karyn Stapleton (eds.), pp. 157–181
Drange, Eli-Marie Danbolt, Ingrid Kristine Hasund and Anna-Brita Stenström. 2014. "Your mum! "Teenagers’ swearing by mother in English, Spanish and Norwegian. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:1, pp. 29–59
The primary aim of this study has been to find out whether the choice and frequency of pragmatic markers can be said to distinguish phatic talk (‘chats’) from informative talk. A secondary aim has been to consider the bonding effect of the pragmatic markers. Five conversational extracts from COLT… read more | Article
Stenström, Anna-Brita. 2013. Youngspeak: Spanish vale and English okay. Advances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson, Aijmer, Karin and Bengt Altenberg (eds.), pp. 127–138
As has been emphasized in a number of publications, pragmatic/discourse markers play a crucial role in colloquial language overall, and in young people’s language in particular. But the use of pragmatic markers in a contrastive perspective has attracted less attention. This paper is devoted to the… read more | Article
Stenström, Anna-Brita. 2009. Pragmatic markers in contrast: Spanish pues nada and English anyway. Youngspeak in a Multilingual Perspective, Stenström, Anna-Brita and Annette Myre Jørgensen (eds.), pp. 137–159
The use of Spanish pues nada as a pragmatic marker, which has so far been overlooked in the linguistic literature, has aroused an interest among the general public, as reflected in an interesting correspondence on the Internet. This discussion has been used as a starting-point for the present… read more | Article
Stenström, Anna-Brita and Annette Myre Jørgensen. 2009. Youngspeak in a multilingual perspective: Introduction. Youngspeak in a Multilingual Perspective, Stenström, Anna-Brita and Annette Myre Jørgensen (eds.), pp. 1–9
Stenström, Anna-Brita and Annette Myre Jørgensen. 2008. A matter of politeness? A contrastive study of phatic talk in teenage conversation. (Im)politeness in Spanish-speaking socio-cultural contexts, Bravo, Diana (ed.), pp. 635–657
This corpus-based article explores London and Madrid teenagers’ use of phatic expressions as a politeness device in their everyday conversations. The starting-point for the study is Leech’s ‘Phatic Maxim’, which he suggests as a supplement to the four maxims making up Grice’s Cooperative Principle.… read more | Article
This paper reports on a corpus-based comparison of the use of taboo words amongst middle/upper class teenage girls in London and Madrid. Two corpora of spontaneous conversation were used for the comparison; these showed that the most frequent words used by both groups had sexual reference, followed… read more | Article
Aijmer, Karin and Anna-Brita Stenström. 2004. Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora. Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora, Aijmer, Karin and Anna-Brita Stenström (eds.), pp. 1–13
Stenström, Anna-Brita. 2003. It’s not that I really care about him personally you know: The construction of gender identity in London teenage talk. Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities, Androutsopoulos, Jannis and Alexandra Georgakopoulou (eds.), pp. 93–117
Stenström, Anna-Brita. 1998. From Sentence to Discourse: Cos (because) in Teenage Talk. Discourse Markers: Descriptions and theory, Jucker, Andreas H. and Yael Ziv (eds.), pp. 127 ff.