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… read more
Stenström, Anna-Brita 2017 Chapter 7. Swearing in English and Spanish teenage talkAdvances in Swearing Research: New languages and new contexts, Beers Fägersten, Kristy and Karyn Stapleton (eds.), pp. 157–181 | Chapter
Drange, Eli-Marie Danbolt, Ingrid Kristine Hasund and Anna-Brita Stenström 2014 "Your mum! "Teenagers’ swearing by mother in English, Spanish and NorwegianInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics 19:1, pp. 29–59 | Article
Stenström, Anna-Brita 2014 Avoid silence! Keep talking!: Pragmatic markers as phatic devices in teenage conversationDiscourse linguistics: Theory and practice, Aijmer, Karin and Anita Fetzer (eds.), pp. 30–49 | Article
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
Stenström, Anna-Brita 2013 Youngspeak: Spanish vale and English okayAdvances in Corpus-based Contrastive Linguistics: Studies in honour of Stig Johansson, Aijmer, Karin and Bengt Altenberg (eds.), pp. 127–138 | Article
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
Stenström, Anna-Brita 2009 Pragmatic markers in contrast: Spanish pues nada and English anywayYoungspeak in a Multilingual Perspective, Stenström, Anna-Brita and Annette Myre Jørgensen (eds.), pp. 137–159 | Article
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
Stenström, Anna-Brita and Annette Myre Jørgensen 2009 Youngspeak in a multilingual perspective: IntroductionYoungspeak in a Multilingual Perspective, Stenström, Anna-Brita and Annette Myre Jørgensen (eds.), pp. 1–9 | Miscellaneous
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 | Article
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
Stenström, Anna-Brita 2006 Taboo words in teenage talk: London and Madrid girls’ conversations comparedLanguage Variation and Change: Historical and contemporary perspectives, Mar-Molinero, Clare and Miranda Stewart (eds.), pp. 115–138 | 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
Aijmer, Karin and Anna-Brita Stenström 2004 Discourse Patterns in Spoken and Written CorporaDiscourse Patterns in Spoken and Written Corpora, Aijmer, Karin and Anna-Brita Stenström (eds.), pp. 1–13 | Article
Stenström, Anna-Brita 2003 It’s not that I really care about him personally you know: The construction of gender identity in London teenage talkDiscourse Constructions of Youth Identities, Androutsopoulos, Jannis and Alexandra Georgakopoulou (eds.), pp. 93–117 | Article
Stenström, Anna-Brita 1998 From Sentence to Discourse: Cos (because) in Teenage TalkDiscourse Markers: Descriptions and theory, Jucker, Andreas H. and Yael Ziv (eds.), pp. 127 ff. | Article