Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities

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| University of Hannover
| King's College London
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This volume sets out to foreground the issues of youth identity in the context of current sociolinguistic and discourse research on identity construction. Based on detailed empirical analyses, the twelve chapters offer examinations of how youth identities from late childhood up to early twenties are locally constructed in text and talk. The settings and types of social organization investigated range from private letters to graffiti, from peer group talk to video clips, from schoolyard to prison. Comparably, a wide range of languages is brought into focus, including Danish, German, Greek, Japanese, and Turkish. Drawing on various discourse analytic paradigms (e.g. Critical Discourse Analysis, Conversation Analysis), the contributions examine and question notions with currency in the field, such as young people's linguistic creativity and resistance to mainstream norms. At the same time, they demonstrate the embeddedness of constructions of youth identities in local activities and communities of practice where they interact with other social identities and factors, in particular gender and ethnicity.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 110]  2003.  viii, 343 pp.
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Table of Contents
Discourse constructions of youth identities: Introduction
Jannis K. Androutsopoulos and Alexandra Georgakopoulou
1–25
I. Peer group identities
Linguistic variation and the construction of social identity in a German-Turkish setting: A case study of an immigrant youth group in Mannheim, Germany
Werner Kallmeyer and Inken Keim
29–46
Nicknames and teasing: A case study of a linguistically and culturally mixed peer-group
Vally Lytra
47–73
Looking back when looking ahead: On adolescents’ identity management in narrative practices
Alexandra Georgakopoulou
75–91
It’s not that I really care about him personally you know: The construction of gender identity in London teenage talk
Anna-Brita Stenström
93–117
II. Recasting literacy practices
Emotion and youth identities in personal letter writing: An analysis of pictorial signs and unconventional punctuation
Kuniyoshi Kataoka
121–149
Spelling rebellion
Mark Sebba
151–172
‘Nike Trainers, My One True Love — Without You I am Nothing’: Youth, identity and the language of trainers for young men in prison
Anita Wilson
173–196
Constructions of identity in German hip-hop culture
Jan Berns and Peter Schlobinski
197–219
III. Representations and positionings
Socio-cultural orientation, urban youth styles and the spontaneous acquisition of Turkish by non-Turkish adolescents in Germany
Peter Auer and İnci Dirim
223–246
Swedish youth discourse: On performing relevant selves in interaction
Catrin Norrby and Karolina Wirdenäs
247–278
The youth and the gatekeepers: Reproduction and change in language norm and variation
Tore Kristiansen
279–302
Mediated experience and youth identities in a post-traditional order
Lilie Chouliaraki
303–331
Index
333–338
Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities is an important contribution not only to our understanding of 'youth' as a social category, but also to current explorations of discursive constructions of social categories in general. The papers are full of rich ethnographic detail and fine-grained analyses of language practices across a wide range of sites and forms of discursive production, set within a theoretical framework linking conversation analysis, discourse analysis and ethnography.”
“This volume is a needed and highly qualified international presentation of the studies, of youth language in (post-)modern societies. An excellent group of scholars offer a range of insights into some of the most intriguing questions of social uses of language by contemporary youth. The adolescents in particular offer very useful data, which illustrate how, through language use, variation and creativity, they (re)construct their social and cultural world. This opens up opportunities for documenting the continuously and rapidly changing social conditions of finding,

establishing, or negotiating roles, places, and identities in the global village. This long-awaited and forceful publication will be a welcome contribution to our understanding of the role of language in social life.”
“It serves as a valuable reader both for scholars of language and identity and for those interested in youth culture.”
“I recommend this book to researchers who appreciate good ethnography, collecting rich data from multilingual, multicultural and multi-ethnic settings coupled with detailed analysis on the micro-level combined with macro-level interpretation.”
“This is an excellent book. It is certainly one of the best contributions to the wider adolescence literature from scholars of language and communication. [...] probably the greatest contribution made by this volume is its sophisticated handling of identity throughout.”
“Die Beiträge in 'Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities' leisten insofern einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Weiterentwicklung in der Jugend(sprach)forschung, weil sie eindrucksvoll die Konstruktion von ganz verschiedenen Identitäten zeigen. [...] Besonders positiv hervorzuheben ist auch die internationale Reichweite der Beiträge, weil dadurch Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der Identitätskonstruktion über die Ländergrenzen hinweg herausgestellt werden können. [...] Man kann insgesamt sagen, dass es den Herausgebern mit dieser Auswahl methodisch, analytisch, thematisch und situativ sehr verschiedener Beiträge gelungen ist, einen umfassenden Überblick über 'Discourse Constructions of Youth Identities' zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts zu geben.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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