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The Resource Youth language practices and urban language contact in Africa, edited by Rajend Mesthrie, Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Heather Brookes

Youth language practices and urban language contact in Africa, edited by Rajend Mesthrie, Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Heather Brookes

Label
Youth language practices and urban language contact in Africa
Title
Youth language practices and urban language contact in Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rajend Mesthrie, Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Heather Brookes
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The ways in which young people use language provides fascinating insights into language practice and contact. Written by a team of key scholars in the field, this book describes and theorises 'male, in-group, street-aligned, youth language practice' in urban centres in Africa, exploring the creative use of language, and its function in peer sociality and contestation of social identities. The book contributes to theoretical debates surrounding multimodal language, language contact, standards and variation, and language change. It highlights that 'youth languages' are not to be confused with the urban languages, varieties, and vernaculars of the general population, and that claims of autonomy and candidacy as national languages are flawed. The book demonstrates that the youthful practices of males are nevertheless worthy of scholarly attention: the framing of youth languages within the field of language contact will stimulate situated and comprehensive studies of the role and significance of youth practices
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
Dewey number
417/.2091732
Index
index present
LC call number
P40.5.L382
LC item number
S598 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mesthrie, Rajend
  • Hurst-Harosh, Ellen
  • Brookes, Heather
Series statement
Cambridge approaches to language contact
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Languages in contact
  • Urban blacks
  • Urban youth
  • Urban dialects
Label
Youth language practices and urban language contact in Africa, edited by Rajend Mesthrie, Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Heather Brookes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Aug 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Rajend Mesthrie, Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Heather Brookes -- Language contact and structure in urban iIsiXhosa and its relation to Tsotsitaal / Silvester Ron Simango -- Not "deep" but still isiXhosa : young people's urban isiXhosa and its relation to Tsotsitaal / Tessa Dowling -- Rethinking youth language practices in South Africa : an interactional sociocultural perspective / Heather Brookes -- Tsotsitaals, urban vernaculars, and contact linguistics / Rajend Mesthrie -- Grammatical hybridity in Camfranglais? / Roland Kiesslin -- Sheng and Engsh in Kenya's public spaces and media : from Nganya and Mathree to broadcast Proggiez / Maarten Mous & Sandra Barasa -- Exploring hybridity in Ivorian French and Nouchi / Akissi Béatrice Boutin -- Authenticity and the object analysis : methods of youth language data collection / Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Eyo Offion Mensah
Control code
CR9781316759769
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316759769
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Youth language practices and urban language contact in Africa, edited by Rajend Mesthrie, Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Heather Brookes
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Aug 2021)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Rajend Mesthrie, Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Heather Brookes -- Language contact and structure in urban iIsiXhosa and its relation to Tsotsitaal / Silvester Ron Simango -- Not "deep" but still isiXhosa : young people's urban isiXhosa and its relation to Tsotsitaal / Tessa Dowling -- Rethinking youth language practices in South Africa : an interactional sociocultural perspective / Heather Brookes -- Tsotsitaals, urban vernaculars, and contact linguistics / Rajend Mesthrie -- Grammatical hybridity in Camfranglais? / Roland Kiesslin -- Sheng and Engsh in Kenya's public spaces and media : from Nganya and Mathree to broadcast Proggiez / Maarten Mous & Sandra Barasa -- Exploring hybridity in Ivorian French and Nouchi / Akissi Béatrice Boutin -- Authenticity and the object analysis : methods of youth language data collection / Ellen Hurst-Harosh & Eyo Offion Mensah
Control code
CR9781316759769
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 205 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316759769
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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