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Title: Variation in Language
Subtitle: Faces of Facebook English
Written By: Marta Dabrowska
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?264465
Series Title: Text - Meaning - Context: Cracow Studies in English Language, Literature and Culture
Description:

The modern age has further expanded on the multifaceted character of English, which is used not only in many places in the world, but also by a variety of users in numerous contexts. Technical innovations have led to the rise of new registers and offered scholars new tools to study language variation. Set in the context of the electronic medium of social networking, and additionally enriched with findings from the field of language attitude studies, this study explores features of English used in the Inner, Outer, and Expanding Circles, here represented by the UK, India, and Poland. The analysis of the English used by Facebook members demonstrates cultural differences as well as gender and age similarities in the area of e.g. politeness, emotionality, informality, or code-switching.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
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ISBN-13: 9783631644652
Pages: 366
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