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Author Theodoropoulou, Irene,
Title Sociolinguistics of style and social class in contemporary Athens / Irene Theodoropoulou.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2014]

Author Theodoropoulou, Irene,
Series Discourse approaches to politics, society and culture ; 57
Discourse approaches to politics, society, and culture ; 57.
Subject Greek language, Modern -- Variation.
Greek language, Modern -- Social aspects.
Popular culture -- Greece -- Athens.
Sociolinguistics -- Greece -- Athens.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Sociolinguistics of Style and Social Class in Contemporary Athens; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; List of tables; List of figures; List of diagrams; Transcription conventions; Introduction; 1. Contextualizing style and identity in socio-cultural linguistics; 1.1 Style, genre, and identity; 1.2 "Style resources and contextualization" model; 1.3 "Identities in interaction" model; 1.4 Style as identity-contextualization mechanism; 1.4.1 Why does style construct identity?; 1.4.2 When and where does style construct identity?
1.4.3 How does style construct identity?2. Investigating style and identity in contemporary urban society; 2.1 Methodology; 2.1.1 Linguistic ethnography; 2.1.2 Digital ethnography; 2.1.3 Popular culture ethnography; 2.1.4 Key issues in triangulating methods in socio-cultural linguistics; 2.2 Data; 2.2.1 Data from participants; 2.2.2 Data from popular culture; 2.3 Concluding remarks; 3. Athenian suburban speech and stylistic representations in greek popular culture; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Discourse as a system of style representation; 3.3 Formation of genres of Greek popular culture
3.4 Northern and western suburban speech style and social class representations3.4.1 Sociolinguistic resources; 3.4.2 Communicative competence; 3.4.3 Performativity; 3.5 Style, social class and indexicality in popular culture; 3.6 Concluding remarks; 4. Athenian suburbanites' double-voiced performances as identity work; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Stylization; 4.3 Parody; 4.4 Identifying instances of double-voiced speech; 4.5 Social action; 4.6 Stylized social actions; 4.6.1 Denaturalization; 4.6.2 Irony; 4.6.3 Alazony; 4.7 Parody as mocking; 4.8 Double voicing identity and indexicality
4.9 Concluding remarks5. Metapragmatic accounts of athenian suburbanite social classes; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Sociolinguistic meta-language on social class; 5.3 Social classes and genres; 5.4 New-poor and nouveau-riche; 5.5 Middle class and wage-earners; 5.6 G700; 5.7 Indexicalities in the VP-DP discourse; 5.8 Concluding remarks; 6. Towards a holistic approach to style; Postscript: social class and style in a financial crisis context; A. Participants' profiles; B. Excerpt from Deka Mikroi Mitsoi; C. Questions in ethnographic interviews; D. Vp hip hop artists' 'answer' to Gucci dress
Glossary of the main theoretical notions used in the bookReferences; Index
Summary This ethnographic study deals with the ways people in Athens, Greece, use style to construct their social class identities. Including a rich dataset comprising ethnographic interviews with actual people who live in the stereotypically seen as leafy and posh northern suburbs and in the stereotypically treated as working class western suburbs of Athens coupled with data from popular literary novels, TV series and Greek hip hop music, it argues that the relationship between style and social class identity is mediated by complex social meanings encompassing features from and discourses relevant to.
ISBN 9789027269706 (electronic bk.)
902726970X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 890314112
Additional Format Print version: Theodoropoulou, Irene. Sociolinguistics of style and social class in contemporary Athens 9789027206480 (DLC) 2014020749 (OCoLC)881313061

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