LINGUIST List 29.377

Mon Jan 22 2018

Books: Language Variation on Jamaican Radio: Westphal

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Date: 22-Jan-2018
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Subject: Language Variation on Jamaican Radio: Westphal
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Title: Language Variation on Jamaican Radio
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G60
Published: 2017
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Michael Westphal
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264732 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264732 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027264732 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249203 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249203 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027249203 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30

This volume presents an in-depth analysis of language variation in Jamaican radio newscasts and talk shows. It explores the interaction of global and local varieties of English with regard to newscasters’ and talk show hosts’ language use and listeners’ attitudes. The book illustrates the benefits of an integrated approach to mass media: the analysis takes into account radio talk and the perception of the audience, it is context-sensitive, paying close attention to variation within and between genres, and it combines quantitative and qualitative approaches to demonstrate the complexity of language in the media. The book contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of World Englishes in the 21st century and endonormative stabilization processes in linguistically heterogeneous postcolonial speech communities, and shows how mass media both challenge and reproduce sociolinguistic stratification. This volume will be relevant for researchers interested in the fields of sociolinguistics, language attitudes, and language in the media.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Creole English, Jamaican (jam)

Written In: English (eng)

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