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Books: The New Cockney: Fox

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Date: 02-Jun-2015
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Subject: The New Cockney: Fox
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Title: The New Cockney
Subtitle: New Ethnicities and Adolescent Speech in the Traditional East End of London
Published: 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Author: Susan Fox
Hardback: ISBN: 9780230203556 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 63.00

The New Cockney provides a sociolinguistic account of speech variation among adolescents in the 'traditional' East End of London. The study takes account of the social and economic upheaval in the area since the 1950s, primarily concentrating on factors such as the immigration of the Bangladeshi community and its effect on the Cockney dialect. By paying attention to the particular, this book contributes to a better understanding of the more general concerns of linguistic variation. With a focus on the interaction and social practices of a group of adolescents attending a youth centre, the study highlights some of the possible mechanisms for language change.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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