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Thu Apr 25 2019

Books: Quotation in Indigenised and Learner English: Daydova

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Date: 11-Apr-2019
From: Asja Kusnezowa <>
Subject: Quotation in Indigenised and Learner English: Daydova
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Title: Quotation in Indigenised and Learner English
Subtitle: A Sociolinguistic Account of Variation
Published: 2019
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Julia Daydova
Hardback: ISBN: 9781501515651 Pages: 254 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

Quotative marking in modern English is a highly dynamic domain which has been undergoing progressive expansion, with newcomer variants, notably quotative be like, entering the scene and restructuring the entire system. Given that this feature is being put foward by the younger generation in native-speaker communities, the crucial question is, How do younger speakers living in different parts of the non-Anglophone world appropriate this feature in their L2 English?

This volume tackles this question by exploring the sociolinguistic mechanisms guiding the adoption of the newcomer be like by young adults speaking English as a second and as a foreign language. In so doing, it also explores the role of sociolinguistic salience and language attitudes in the process of adaptation of global linguistic innovations.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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