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Fri Oct 28 2011

Books: Discourse Analysis/Sociolinguistics: Schokkin

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        1.     Ulrich Lueders , 'Ja toch?' Linguistic style, discourse markers and construction of identity by adolescents in Amsterdam: Schokkin


Message 1: 'Ja toch?' Linguistic style, discourse markers and construction of identity by adolescents in Amsterdam: Schokkin
Date: 23-Oct-2011
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: 'Ja toch?' Linguistic style, discourse markers and construction of identity by adolescents in Amsterdam: Schokkin
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Title: 'Ja toch?' Linguistic style, discourse markers and construction
of identity by adolescents in Amsterdam
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Sociolinguistics 11
Published: 2011
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Book URL: http://lincom-shop.eu

Author: Gerda H. Schokkin
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862881710 Pages: 100 Price: Europe EURO 56.20
Abstract:

Recently, across Europe a large amount of attention has been paid to new
language varieties used by adolescents from immigrant backgrounds, often
dubbed 'ethnolects'. This study focuses on a number of conversations
involving adolescents of a Turkish, Moroccan and Dutch background from
Amsterdam. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to find out
whether the use of discourse particles maar and toch, and linguistic style in a
more general sense, could be related to identity construction.

There are a number of interesting differences between the ethnic groups,
especially in the use of the phrases "je weet toch" and "ja toch"; the first one
is used to a much larger degree by speakers of Turkish and Moroccan
background, whereas the second is completely absent from the Dutch
participants' speech. However, detailed conversation analysis shows that
what speakers do is not determined by their ethnicity, and speaker agency
plays an important role in identity construction. They use linguistic styles as
tools in order to align or disalign with their interlocutor and/or particular groups
in society. Sometimes they turn to 'performative' language use and it remains
unclear whether they voice themselves or others, allowing them to speak out
about socially controversial subjects.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Dutch (nld)

Written In: English (eng )

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