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Title Youngspeak in a multilingual perspective / edited by Anna-Brita Stenström, Annette Myre Jørgensen
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., 2009
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 206 pages) : illustrations
Series Pragmatics & beyond new series, 0922-842X ; v. 184
Pragmatics & beyond ; new ser., 184
Contents Youngspeak in a multilingual perspective : introduction / Anna-Brita Stenström and Annette Myre Jørgensen -- 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 Taşkin Baraç -- 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 -- 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
Summary 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 lingu
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Subject Discourse analysis.
Teenagers -- Language.
Form Electronic book
Author Jørgensen, Annette Myre.
Stenström, Anna-Brita, 1932-
ISBN 1282104284
9027290474 (electronic bk.)
9789027290472 (electronic bk.)
(hb ; alk. paper)
(hb ; alk. paper)