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Styles and Stereotypes: Laotian American Girls' Linguistic Negotiation of Identity

Mary Bucholtz

in Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195327359
eISBN:
9780199870639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327359.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter considers the different ways in which Southeast Asian American youth may use local varieties of English to negotiate ideologies of race and Asianness in the production of identity. Based ... More


Conclusion

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

The conclusion draws together trends observed in the dictionaries discussed, noting particularly the difference in perspective between British historical dictionaries and American contemporary ... More


Vernacularizing Silence

Joshua L. Miller

in Accented America: The Cultural Politics of Multilingual Modernism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195336993
eISBN:
9780199893997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336993.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

African American modernists' works appropriated literary traditions as they sought to combat the lingering effects of postslavery in the United States, including systematic segregation, everyday ... More


Toward Heterogeneity: A Sociolinguistic Perspective on the Classification of Black People in the Twenty-First Century

Renée Blake

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Just as African American English is complex and varied, so too are the racial/ethnic groups, Black/African American, associated with the language. Studying the sociolinguistic behavior of other Black ... More


Incorporating American English into the History of English

Allison Burkette

in Approaches to Teaching the History of the English Language: Pedagogy in Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190611040
eISBN:
9780190611071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190611040.003.0023
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter provides some suggestions for the inclusion of the history of American English into the larger context of the History of the English Language (HEL). By touching on themes found ... More


Stance as a Window into the Language-Race Connection: Evidence from African American and White Speakers in Washington, DC

Robert J. Podesva

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how two linguistic features commonly associated with African American English enable speakers to take stances about race. The analysis is based on the use of (-t/d) deletion and ... More


An effect of residual T-to-C movement in varieties of English

Judy B. Bernstein

in Word Order Change

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198747307
eISBN:
9780191809712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747307.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines verb-second (V2) cross-linguistically in closely related varieties of English: Older Scots, displaying general V2; present-day Appalachian English and African American English, ... More


Jews of Color: Performing Black Jewishness through the Creative Use of Two Ethnolinguistic Repertoires

Sarah Bunin Benor

in Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190625696
eISBN:
9780190625726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190625696.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The United States is home to a growing number of Jews of Color. This chapter offers an introductory look at the diverse options for self-presentation among Black Jews, focusing on language. I analyze ... More


Fierce Fish Who Pee: Indexicality and Identity Among African American Drag Queens

Rusty Barrett

in From Drag Queens to Leathermen: Language, Gender, and Gay Male Subcultures

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195390179
eISBN:
9780190676896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390179.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents an analysis of the linguistic styles used in performances by African American drag queens in Texas in the 1990s. After a discussion on the general background on drag and the ... More


Signifyin(g) Black and White Speech in Zora Neale Hurston’s Seraph on the Suwanee

Stephanie Li

in Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199398881
eISBN:
9780199398904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398881.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

While critics have sought to pin down the nature of Hurston’s “black” and “white” voices, Seraph on the Suwannee does not establish clear connections between the racial identity of its characters and ... More


Camouflage Revisited

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0017
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter examines social hierarchy camouflage construction (SHCC) and considers the alternation between second and third person pronominal possessors. After comparing the SHCC situation (Your ... More


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