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Tue Oct 04 2005
Books: Sociolinguistics/Applied Linguistics: Rampton
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From: Ken Baker <StJeromecompuserve.com>
Subject: Crossing: Rampton
Subtitle: Language and Ethnicity among Adolescents
Series Title: Encounters
Publisher: St. Jerome Publishing Ltd.
Author: Ben Rampton, King's College, University of London
Paperback: ISBN: 1900650770 Pages: 384 Price: U.K. £ 19.99
This is a new and enlarged edition of Ben Rampton's ground-breaking study
of sociolinguistic processes in urban youth culture. It focuses on language
crossing - the use of Panjabi by adolescents of African-Caribbean and Anglo
descent, the use of Creole by adolescents with Panjabi and Anglo
backgrounds, and the use of stylized Indian English. Its central question
is: how far and in what ways do these intricate processes of language
sharing and exchange help to overcome race stratification and contribute to
a new sense of mixed youth, class and neighbourhood community?
Ben Rampton produces detailed ethnographic and interactional analyses of
spontaneous speech data, and integrates the discussion of particular
incidents with theories of discourse, code-switching, social movements,
resistance and ritual drawn from sociolinguistics, sociology, anthropology
and cultural studies. Vivid descriptions of adolescent life in youth clubs
and school playgrounds provide an important insight into the ways in which
young people manage to 'live with difference', and full consideration is
given to crossing's critical implications for education policy.
Ben Rampton is Professor of Applied and Sociolinguistics at King's College
London. He is co-author of Researching Language: Issues of Power & Method
(Routledge 1992, with Deborah Cameron & others), co-editor of The
Language, Ethnicity & Race Reader (Routledge 2003, with Roy Harris), and is
currently completing Interaction in an Urban School: Late Modern Language &
Society (Cambridge University Press).
... a wonderful contribution... a research monograph which manages to be
empirically thorough, methodologically rigorous, and of practical and
theoretical interest. (Monica Heller, International Journal of Bilingualism)
The importance of this book for sociolinguistics cannot be overestimated.
(Claire Kramsch, Language and Education)
Encounters, Volume 5. ISSN 1471-0277
Series Editors: Jan Blommaert, Marco Jacquemet and Ben Rampton
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Panjabi, Eastern (pan)
Written In: English (eng )
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