Variation in Language: Faces of Facebook English by Marta DabrowskaVariation in Language: Faces of Facebook English by Marta Dabrowska

Variation in Language: Faces of Facebook English

byMarta Dabrowska

Hardcover | October 24, 2013

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The modern age has further expanded on the multifaceted character of English, which is used not only in many places in the world, but also by a variety of users in numerous contexts. Technical innovations have led to the rise of new registers and offered scholars new tools to study language variation. Set in the context of the electronic medium of social networking, and additionally enriched with findings from the field of language attitude studies, this study explores features of English used in the Inner, Outer, and Expanding Circles, here represented by the UK, India, and Poland. The analysis of the English used by Facebook members demonstrates cultural differences as well as gender and age similarities in the area of e.g. politeness, emotionality, informality or code-switching.
Marta Dąbrowska is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of English Studies of the Jagiellonian University of Cracow. She lectures in sociolinguistics and history of English. Her main research areas are genderlects, CMC, and language contact, in particular the area of attitudes to languages, code-switching and New Englishes.
Title:Variation in Language: Faces of Facebook EnglishFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:October 24, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631644655

ISBN - 13:9783631644652

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Table of Contents

Contents: Geographical and Social Variation in English – Variation vs. Gender and Age – Language Contact – Computer-Mediated Communication – Attitudes to English in the Outer and Expanding Circle – Gender and Age in the Analysis of English as a Native, Second and Foreign Language in the Facebook Medium – Code-switching on Facebook.