By Anna-Brita Stenstrom, Gisle Andersen, Ingrid Kristine Hasund
Teenage speak is interesting, even though to this point teenage language has now not been given the eye in linguistic study that it benefits. the shortage of investigations into teenage language is due partly to below illustration in language corpora. With the Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT) a wide corpus of sweet sixteen language has turn into to be had for study. the 1st a part of "Trends in Teenage speak" provides an outline how the COLT corpus was once accrued and processed; the audio system are awarded with exact emphasis at the recruits and their a variety of backgrounds; finishing with an outline what the COLT children speak about and the way they do it. the second one a part of the e-book is dedicated to the main sought after good points of the kids' speak: "slanguage"; how mentioned speech is manifested; a survey of non-standard grammatical positive aspects; using intensifiers; tags; and interactional behaviour by way of clash speak.
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Besides, as Rebecca expresses it, it is ‘only human’, and in fact it is a necessary part of the typically indirect communicative style characteristic of the middle-class girls. Their indirect style aﬀects the way they deal with problems, both externally and internally within the peer group (cf. Chapter 8 on conﬂict talk). Especially the youngest girls tend to go into a state of ‘not talking to each other’ if they have a serious problem, rather than confronting each other directly. The most common way to get out of this state is by means of a third party, who acts as a mediator, negotiating ‘peace talks’.
A cap! Right well I’m going to [·unclearÒ] [Yeah] your, here’s, here’s your Christmas present ·laughingÒI was on the streets for that·/Ò. ·nvÒlaugh·/nvÒ Can you imagine your mum (142704: 131–142) Generally, the Hackney girls are more explicit in their talk about sex, as in the following discussion about oral sex and masturbation: (46) Sharon: What, oral sex? ] Allie: [It’s, it’s] safer! It’s sa= safer sex, you know. ] Kate: [Would you ever toss The conversations Susie: Allie: Susie: someone oﬀ].
Drying my hands with the towel there …(20). Getting undressed, good job you can’t see me. …(17) ·nvÒwhistling·/nvÒ(10). ·nvÒhumming·/nvÒ(4) ·nvÒwhistling·/nvÒ(2). Oh shit. Shitty, gone and ripped my thing. Gone and ripped my shirt. Oh shitty shit shit. Big rip right underneath the armpit bit. ·unclearÒ …(16) Taking oﬀ the stereo. (137802: 1) Some conversations have many speakers involved, and these can be a challenge to listen to. They are often intense and loud, with plenty of overlapping speech, laughther and background noise.