Editor: Anna-Brita Stenström
Editor: Annette Myre Jørgensen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290472 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027290472 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254290 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 90.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027254290 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
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 linguists, university students and anyone interested in today's adolescent language and language change.