Publication details [#18064]

Rampton, Ben. 1995. Crossing: Language and ethnicity among adolescents. (Real language Series). Longman. xx + 384 pp.
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Book – monograph
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This book investigates Britain's Panjabi, Anglo and African Carribean adolescents' use of "crossing" in both peer-peer and adolescent-adult interactions. This form of code-switching using the language of another ethnic group is considered to contribute to a feeling of community that bridges ethnic divisions and diminishes domination patterns.

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