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Ethnic styles of speaking in European metropolitan areas [[electronic resource] /] / edited by Friederike Kern, Margret Selting


Amsterdam ; ; Philadelphia, : J. Benjamins Pub., c2011





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1 online resource (328 p.)


Studies in language variation ; ; 8

Altri autori (Persone)






Language and languages - Variation

Intercultural communication - Europe

Ethnic groups - Europe

Europe Languages

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Nota di contenuto

Ethnic Styles of Speaking in European Metropolitan Areas; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Introduction; 1. From learner varieties to ethnic styles: Research on linguistic variation in a changing Europe; 2. Ethnic ways of speaking: Different terminology, different conceptualizations; 3. Outlook on the following chapters; References; The emergence and diffusion of Multicultural English; 1. The emergence and diffusion of Multicultural English in London and Birmingham; References; Kiezdeutsch as a multiethnolect; 1. Introduction

2. What does it mean to be a multiethnolect? 3. The perception of Kiezdeutsch: Recognition, distinction, evaluation; 4. Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Appendix: Stimuli used in the perception study; Prosodic style-shifting in preadolescent peer-group interactions in a working-class suburb of Paris; 1. Introduction; 2. Method; 3. Quantitative analyses; 4. Listing contours in context; 5. Conclusion; References; Appendix; Emerging Moroccan and Turkish varieties of Dutch: Ethnolects or ethnic styles?; 1. Introduction

2. The crossroads between language contact and quantitative variation 3. The Roots of ethnolects project; 4. A feature of Moroccan ethnolectal Dutch; 5. Ethnolect or ethnic style?; 6. Language dynamics and speaker identity; 7. Outlook; References; Prosody and unit-construction in an ethnic style: The case of Turkish German and its use and function in conversation; 1. Introduction; 2. Data base; 3. Methodology; 4. Structural analysis; 5. Functional analysis; 6. Conclusions; References; Appendix; Rhythm in Turkish German talk-in-interaction; 1. Introduction: Theories and methods; 3. Data

4. Rhythm in language 5. Rhythm in Turkish German talk-in-interaction; 6. Concluding remarks; References; Constructions with Turkish sey and its German equivalent dings in Turkish-German conversations: sey; 1. Introduction; 2. Methodology; 3. Database; 4. Turkish-German as a specific speech style in talk-in-interaction; 5. German dings and Turkish sey in conversation; 6. Summary and conclusions; References; Joint attention and cooperation in the Swedish of adolescents in multilingual settings: The use of s; 1. Introduction; 4. Summary and concluding discussion; References; Appendix

1. Aim of the study 2. Ethnolectal varieties of German; 4. Linguistic variation and communicative practices of the seventeen-year-old Murat; 5. Murat at nineteen: New linguistic and communicative forms; 6. Summary; References; Appendix; Late modern urban youth style in interaction; 1. Introduction; 2. Data; 3. Approach; 4. Initial terminological discussion: Notions of (multi)-ethnolects; 5. Linguistic characteristics; 6. Features and varieties; 7. Features and social meaning; 8. A different term; 9. The situated use of features of late modern youth style; 10. Concluding discussion; References



In recent years, ethnic ways of speaking by young people with migrant background have become an important research object in sociolinguistics; work on these ways of speaking has been prospering in many European countries. This work is continued in the present volume, with the aim of bringing together various research designs which explore the phenomenon from different perspectives: correlational methodology of sociolinguistic research, conversation analytical and interactional linguistic methodology, and an ethnographic perspective on language use and the construction of social identities and