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LINGUIST List 17.3057

Wed Oct 18 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Hinrichs

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Codeswitching on the Web: Hinrichs

Message 1: Codeswitching on the Web: Hinrichs
Date: 17-Oct-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Codeswitching on the Web: Hinrichs

Title: Codeswitching on the Web
Subtitle: English and Jamaican Creole in e-mail communication
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 147
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20147

Author: Lars Hinrichs
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253900 Pages: 302 Price: Europe EURO 115.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253900 Pages: 302 Price: U.S. $ 138.00

Based on a corpus of private email from Jamaican university students, this
study explores the discourse functions of Jamaican Creole in
computer-mediated communication. From this participant-centered
perspective, it contributes to the longstanding theoretical debates in
creole studies about the creole continuum. The book will likewise be useful
to students of computer-mediated communication, the use and development of
non-standardized languages, language ecology, and codeswitching.

The central methodological issue in this study is codeswitching in written
language, a neglected area of study at the moment since most literature in
codeswitching research is based on spoken data. The three analytical
chapters present the data in a critical discussion of established and more
recent theoretical approaches to codeswitching.

Fields that will benefit from this book include interactional
sociolinguistics, creole studies, English as a world language,
computer-mediated discourse analysis, and linguistic anthropology.

Table of contents

Acknowledgements vii
Abbreviations ix
1. Introduction 1-31
2. The creole continuum and CMC 33-41
3. How the situation determines code choice - a "simple, almost one-to-one
relationship" 43-59
4. Giving contextualization cues: How writers provide context information
through code choice 61-83
5. Codeswitching and identity: How writers describe themselves through code
choice 85-132
6. Summary of the analysis and discussion 133-137
7. Conclusions 139-156
References 157-168
Appendix 169-278
Notes 279-298
Index 299-301

"The research reported in the volume is extremely innovative and represents
a theoretical and methodological contribution to several areas of current
interest: computer-mediated communication (especially in the context of a
country where computers are less accessible), the use and development of
vernacular language varieties in writing, the study of codeswitching, in
particular written codeswitching. This book is of interest to researchers
in all of these areas, and coherently brings the topics together with
excellent and insightful discussions of the literature. In addition it
makes a valuable theoretical contribution to the area of creole studies and
the longstanding theoretical debates about the 'creole continuum'."
Mark Sebba, Lancaster University

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Jamaican Creole English (jam)

Written In: English (eng )

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