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Title: Trends in Teenage Talk
Subtitle: Corpus compilation, analysis and findings
Written By: Gisle Andersen
Anna-Brita Stenström
Kristine Hasund
Series Title: Studies in Corpus Linguistics 8
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics
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ISBN: 1588112527
ISBN-13: 9781588112521
Pages: xii, 229 pp.
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Pages: xii, 229 pp.
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