Speaking and Social Identity: English in the Lives of Urban Africans

Speaking and Social Identity: English in the Lives of Urban Africans

by Lawrence B. Breitborde
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110147963

ISBN-13: 9783110147964

Pub. Date: 03/12/1998

Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110147964
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
03/12/1998
Series:
Studies in Anthropological Linguistics Series, #11
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
1Language and Life in Monrovia1
2New Krutown19
3Linguistic Diversity and Sociolinguistic Patterns39
4Conveying Social Information through English71
5Social Situations and the Choice of English95
6Civilized Values, Civilized Language115
7Structural Constraints and Individual Differences in the Use of English143
8Systemic Inequality and the Social Meaning of English181
Notes197
Glossary of Key Names and Kru Terminology207
Bibliography209
Index225

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