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Title: Cité teens entextualizing French TV host register: Crossing, voicing, and participation frameworks
Author: Chantal Tetreault
Institution: University of North Carolina
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: French
Abstract: This article addresses data that reside at the confluence of three types of linguistic “crossing” (Rampton 1995) among working-class French teens of predominantly Algerian descent. Strategically using the microphone of the researcher to imitate an elite French television show host, performers create indirect reported speech and direct stylized voicing for present peers and thereby mock them as show “guests.” Through analysis of such data, this article contributes to scholarship that extends and refines Goffman’s notions of footing and participation frameworks, and the relationships imaginable between them. It is argued that the notions of noncongruent voicing effects and generalized footing can lead to a more sophisticated understanding of the relationship between language crossing and participation frameworks. More specifically, analyzing language crossing in terms of the resultant voicing effects sheds light upon the nuanced ways that speakers manage participation frameworks. (Register, crossing, footing, participation frameworks, voicing)

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This article appears IN Language in Society Vol. 38, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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