LINGUIST List 31.3019

Mon Oct 05 2020

Books: World Englishes on the Web: Honkanen

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Date: 01-Oct-2020
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: World Englishes on the Web: Honkanen
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Title: World Englishes on the Web
Subtitle: The Nigerian diaspora in the USA
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World G63
Published: 2020
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/veaw.g63

Author: Mirka Honkanen
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260888 Pages: 338 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260888 Pages: 338 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260888 Pages: 338 Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207395 Pages: 338 Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207395 Pages: 338 Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027207395 Pages: 338 Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

"World Englishes on the Web" focuses on linguistic practices at the intersection of international migration and social media, examining the language repertoires of Nigerians living in the United States, and their negotiations of identity and authenticity on a Nigerian web forum. Based on a large corpus of informal, multilingual, interactive, online writing, this book describes how diasporic Nigerians employ African-American Vernacular English, Nigerian English, Nigerian Pidgin, and ethnic Nigerian languages in an online community of practice. The project combines corpus linguistic methods—relying on a corpus management tool custom-made for web forum data—with ethnographically-informed qualitative analyses of morphosyntactic, lexical, and orthographic features, and immigrants’ language attitudes and ideologies. It is relevant particularly for linguists and other social scientists interested in World Englishes, the sociolinguistics of globalization and computer-mediated communication, corpus linguistics, and pidgin and creole languages

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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