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Books: Corpus Ling: Stenstrom, Andersen, Hasund

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  1. paul, Trends in Teenage Talk

Message 1: Trends in Teenage Talk

Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 11:33:19 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Trends in Teenage Talk

Title: Trends in Teenage Talk
Subtitle: Corpus compilation, analysis and findings
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 8
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins		 
Author: Anna-Brita Stenstr�m, 
Author: Gisle Andersen, 
Author: Ingrid Kristine Hasund, 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588112527, Pages: xii, 229 pp., Price: USD 57.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027222789, Pages: xii, 229 pp., Price: EUR 63.00

Teenage talk is fascinating, though so far teenage language has not
been given the attention in linguistic research that it merits. The
dearth of investigations into teenage language is due in part to under
representation in language corpora. With the Bergen Corpus of London
Teenage Language (COLT) a large corpus of teenage language has become
available for research. The first part of Trends in Teenage Talk gives
a description how the COLT corpus was collected and processed; the
speakers are presented with special emphasis on the recruits and their
various backgrounds; ending with a description what the COLT teenagers
talk about and how they do it. The second part of the book is devoted
to the most prominent features of the teenagers' talk: "slanguage";
how reported speech is manifested; a survey of non-standard
grammatical features; the use of intensifiers; tags; and interactional
behaviour in terms of conflict talk.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why study teenage talk? ix-xi 
>From tape to CD-ROM 1-11 
The speakers 13-26 
The conversations 27-61 
Slanguage 63-106 
Variation in the use of reported speech 107-129 
Non-standard grammar and the trendy use of intensifiers 131-163 
Teenagers' use of tags 165-191 
Ritual conflict 193-209 
Conclusion 211-214 
References 215-220 
Appendix 221-222 
Index 223-228

Lingfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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