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  1. paul, Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities: Androutsopoulos, Georgakopoulou (eds)

Message 1: Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities: Androutsopoulos, Georgakopoulou (eds)

Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 15:47:16 +0000
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Subject: Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities: Androutsopoulos, Georgakopoulou (eds)

Title: Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 110
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Jannis K. Androutsopoulos, University of Hannover 
Editor: Alexandra Georgakopoulou, King's College London 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588113558, Pages: viii, 343 pp., Price: USD 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253528, Pages: viii, 343 pp., Price: EUR 105.00

This volume sets out to foreground the issues of youth identity in the
context of current sociolinguistic and discourse research on identity
construction. Based on detailed empirical analyses, the twelve
chapters offer examinations of how youth identities from late
childhood up to early twenties are locally constructed in text and
talk. The settings and types of social organization investigated range
from private letters to graffiti, from peer group talk to video clips,
from schoolyard to prison. Comparably, a wide range of languages is
brought into focus, including Danish, German, Greek, Japanese, and
Turkish. Drawing on various discourse analytic paradigms
(e.g. Critical Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis), the
contributions examine and question notions with currency in the field,
such as young people's linguistic creativity and resistance to
mainstream norms. At the same time, they demonstrate the embeddedness
of constructions of youth identities in local activities and
communities of practice where they interact with other social
identities and factors, in particular gender and ethnicity.

Table of contents

Discourse constructions of youth identities: Introduction 
 Jannis K. Androutsopoulos and Alexandra Georgakopoulou 1-25 
I. Peer group identities 
Linguistic variation and the construction of social identity in a
German-Turkish setting: A case study of an immigrant youth group in
Mannheim, Germany
 Werner Kallmeyer and Inken Keim 29-46 
Nicknames and teasing: A case study of a linguistically and culturally
mixed peer-group
 Vasiliki Lytra 47-73 
Looking back when looking ahead: On adolescents' identity management
in narrative practices
 Alexandra Georgakopoulou 75-91 
It's not that I really care about him personally you know: The
construction of gender identity in London teenage talk
 Anna-Brita Stenstr�m 93-117 
II. Recasting literacy practices 
Emotion and youth identities in personal letter writing: An analysis
of pictorial signs and unconventional punctuation
 Kuniyoshi Kataoka 121-149 
Spelling rebellion 
 Mark Sebba 151-172 
'Nike Trainers, My One True Love -- Without You I am Nothing': Youth,
identity and the language of trainers for young men in prison
 Anita Wilson 173-196 
Constructions of identity in German hip-hop culture 
 Jan Berns and Peter Schlobinski 197-219 
III. Representations and positionings 
Socio-cultural orientation, urban youth styles and the spontaneous
acquisition of Turkish by non-Turkish adolescents in Germany
 Peter Auer and nci Dirim 223-246 
Swedish youth discourse: On performing relevant selves in interaction
 Catrin Norrby and Karolina Wirden�s 247-278 
The youth and the gatekeepers: Reproduction and change in language
norm and variation
 Tore Kristiansen 279-302 
Mediated experience and youth identities in a post-traditional order
 Lilie Chouliaraki 303-331 
Index 333-338

Lingfield(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): German (Language Code: GER)
			Turkish (Language Code: TRK)
			English (Language Code: ENG)
			Swedish (Language Code: SWD)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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