The Resource Variation in language : faces of Facebook English, Marta Dab̜rowska

Variation in language : faces of Facebook English, Marta Dab̜rowska

Variation in language : faces of Facebook English
Variation in language
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faces of Facebook English
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Marta Dab̜rowska
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 analys
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Text - Meaning - Context: Cracow Studies in English Language, Literature and Culture,
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Volume 8
Variation in language : faces of Facebook English, Marta Dab̜rowska
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  • Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Overview of the content of the book and its methodological framework; PART I SETTING THE SCENE; Chapter One Geographical and Social Aspects of Variation in English; 1.1. The concept of variation and variety; 1.1.1. Geographical and regional variation; Accent; 1.2. Standard English; 1.3. The spread of English outside the British Isles; 1.4. Social variation; 1.5. Ethnolects; 1.6. Registers and styles; 1.6.1. Slang and antilanguages; 1.7. Spoken vs. written language; Chapter Two Variation in Language: Gender and Age
  • 2.1. Introduction2.2. An overview of genderlect studies; 2.2.1. Linguistic etiquette; 2.3. Age as a sociolinguistic parameter; Chapter Three Variation and Language Contact; 3.1. Community of practice; 3.2. The status and position of English in the modern world; 3.3. Native and non-native speakers of English; 3.4. Language contact; 3.4.1. Borrowing; 3.4.2. Bilingualism and bilinguality; 3.4.3. Code-switching; An overview of code-switching studies; The Matrix Language in the analysed switches; 3.4.4. Pidgins and creoles; 3.4.5. New Englishes
  • 5.5. Attitudes to English in India5.6. Attitudes to English in Poland; Chapter Six Gender and Age in the Analysis of English in the Facebook Medium; 6.1. Overview of the study; A. Gender and Age Variation in the British English Group; 6.2. The scope of the analysis and the sample; 6.2.1. Length of posts and distribution of topics; 6.2.2. Strategies of politeness; 6.2.3. Expressing emotions; 6.2.4. Informal and non-standard language; 6.3. Concluding remarks; B. Gender and Age Variation in the Indian English Group; 6.4. The scope of the analysis and the sample
  • 6.4.1. Length of posts and distribution of topics6.4.2. Strategies of politeness; 6.4.3. Expressing emotions; 6.4.4. Informal and non-standard language; 6.4.5. Indigenous vocabulary; 6.5. Concluding remarks; C. Gender and Age Variation in the Polish English Group; 6.6. The scope of the analysis and the sample; 6.6.1. Length of posts and distribution of topics; 6.6.2. Strategies of politeness; 6.6.3. Expressing emotions; 6.6.4. Informal and non-standard language; 6.6.5. Humour and linguistic creativity; 6.7. Concluding remarks
  • Chapter Four Computer-Mediated Communication4.1. Computer Mediated Communication as a multifaceted medium; 4.2. History and development of CMC; 4.3. Asynchoronous mode; 4.4. Synchronous mode; 4.5. Language and the Internet; 4.6. Computer Mediated Communication as a source of sociolinguistic data; PART II ANALYSING VARIATION IN ENGLISH; Chapter Five Attitudes to English in the Outer and Expanding Circles; 5.1. The scope of the study; 5.2. History of English in India; 5.3. History of English in Poland; 5.4. Attitudes to English as a second and as a foreign language
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