LINGUIST List 32.2310

Wed Jul 07 2021

Books: Metroethnicity, Naming and Mocknolect: Maher

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Date: 28-Jun-2021
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Metroethnicity, Naming and Mocknolect: Maher
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Title: Metroethnicity, Naming and Mocknolect
Subtitle: New horizons in Japanese sociolinguistics
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society 49
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/impact.49

Author: John C. Maher
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260024 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260024 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027260024 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208576 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208576 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027208576 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

Language is a social space, an aesthetic, a form of play and communication, a geographical reference, a jouissance, a producer of numerous social and personal identities. This book takes up salient issues of sociolinguistics with a specific focus on Japan: language and gender (the married name controversy), language and the 'portable' identities being fashioned around traditional, essentialist notions of ethnicity (metroethnicity) endangerment, slang, taboo and discriminatory language in Japanese especially regarding minorities, place-names from indigenous languages, the fellowship and parody of children's songs, and the diversity of nicknames among children and young people. This books gives radical and new perspectives on the sociolinguistics of Japanese.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn)

Written In: English (eng)

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