New PDF release: Teen Talk: The Language of Adolescents

By Sali A. Tagliamonte

ISBN-10: 1107037166

ISBN-13: 9781107037168

ISBN-10: 1107676177

ISBN-13: 9781107676176

How do modern children speak? What are the distinguishing beneficial properties in their form of language, and what do they let us know concerning the English language extra ordinarily? Drawing on an incredible corpus of examples accrued over a fifteen-year interval, Sali A. Tagliamonte undertakes a close examine of youngsters' language and argues that it acts as a 'bellwether' for the way forward for the English language. childrens are usually accused of 'lowering the criteria' of the English language incidentally they speak and textual content. From spoken phrases - 'like', 'so', 'just', and 'stuff' - to abbreviated expressions used on-line, this interesting ebook places younger people's language less than the microscope, interpreting and demystifying the origins of latest phrases, and monitoring how they range in response to gender, geographical situation, and social conditions. hugely topical and whole of latest insights, the booklet is key studying for an individual attracted to how kids talk.

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