Featured Linguist!

Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!

"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

Donate Now | Visit the Fund Drive Homepage

Amount Raised:


Still Needed:


Can anyone overtake Syntax in the Subfield Challenge ?

Grad School Challenge Leader: University of Washington

Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info

New from Oxford University Press!


What is English? And Why Should We Care?

By: Tim William Machan

To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.

New from Cambridge University Press!


Medical Writing in Early Modern English

Edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.

Book Information


Title: Identidad y language crossing
Subtitle: El uso de inglés afroamericano por raperos blancos
Written By: Pedro Álvarez Mosquera
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?431220

El éxito comercial experimentado por la música rap en las últimas décadas se ha visto acompañado por una importante proliferación de raperos pertenecientes a otros grupos étnicos, sin que este género musical haya perdido por ello la sólida vinculación con la comunidad afroamericana donde se originó. La centralidad del componente oral en el rap ha convertido al inglés afroamericano (AAVE) en objeto de apropiación por parte de raperos no-afroamericanos que buscan acreditar su autenticidad. En este libro se investiga, mediante la aplicación de parámetros sociolingüísticos, la existencia de procesos de language crossing realizados por raperos blancos en el contexto de Estados Unidos. Para ello se han creado dos corpus de análisis: uno con composiciones de raperos afroamericanos y otro con composiciones de raperos europeoamericanos. El estudio contrastivo de ambos corpus y el procesamiento de sus datos a través de WordSmith Tools ha permitido comparar la utilización que los dos grupos de raperos hacen de ciertos rasgos lingüísticos asociados al AAVE y constatar la existencia de patrones lingüísticos convergentes y divergentes. Los resultados obtenidos permiten profundizar en las implicaciones de identidad derivadas de estos procesos lingüísticos.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034312202
Pages: 180
Prices: U.S. $ 60.95
U.K. £ 37.00
Europe EURO 46.60