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Author Moll, Andrea.
Title Jamaican Creole goes Web : sociolinguistic styling and authenticity in a digital 'Yaad' / Andrea Moll, University of Freiburg.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015]

Author Moll, Andrea.
Series Creole language library, 0920-9026 ; v. 49.
Creole language library ; v. 49.
Subject Creole -- Dialect -- Jamaica.
World Wide Web -- Languages.
Author Moll, Andrea.
Series Creole language library, 0920-9026 ; v. 49.
Creole language library ; v. 49.
Subject Creole -- Dialect -- Jamaica.
World Wide Web -- Languages.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
Contents Jamaican Creole Goes Web -- Editorial page -- Title page -- LCC data -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- 1. The globalisation of Jamaican Creole -- 1.1 Jamaican Creole in the diaspora -- 1.2 'Crossing' into popular style -- 1.3 21st century Cyber-Jamaican -- 2. Creole on the web: The 'Corpus of Cyber-Jamaican' -- 3. The sociolinguistics of CMC -- 3.1 Locating community in cyberspace -- 3.2 Finding virtual identity -- 3.3 Negotiating authenticity -- 4. Spelling: Grassroots conventionalisation and styling -- 4.1 Standard written JC? -- More than just graphemes -- 4.2 Orthography as a social practice -- 4.3 To mean or not to mean -- The semantic load of orthography -- 4.4 Orthographic conventions on the move -- 4.4.1 Colloquial spelling -- 4.4.2 Creole on the screen -- 4.4.3 Orthographic eye catchers -- 4.4.4 Grassroots conventionalisation in the CCJ: A brief summary -- 4.5 Of users and their topics -- 4.6 Orthographic 'acts of identity' -- 5. 'Cyber-Jamaican': A digital ethnolinguistic repertoire -- 5.1 Styling and competence -- 5.2 'Repertoire portraits': Between macro- and micro-analysis -- 6. The sociolinguistic authenticity of 'Cyber-Jamaican' -- 6.1 Folk linguistic evaluation: The outsider's view -- 6.2 Authentication in performance -- 7. Conclusion -- Orthography as a social practice -- 'Cyber-Jamaican' as a digital ethnolinguistic repertoire -- Sociolinguistic authentication in dialect performance -- Future research -- References -- Appendix -- Index.
Summary Large-scale migration after WWII and the prominence of Jamaican Creole in the media have promoted its use all around the globe. Deterritorialisation has entailed the contact-induced transformation of Jamaican Creole in diaspora communities and its adoption by 'crossers'. Taking sociolinguistic globalisation yet a step further, this monograph investigates the use of Jamaican Creole in a web discussion forum by combining quantitative and qualitative methodology in a sociolinguistic 'third wave' approach. In the absence of standardised orthography, one of the central aims of this study is to document the sociolinguistic styling and grassroots (anti- ) standardisation of spelling norms for Jamaican Creole in the web forum as a virtual community of practice. An analysis of individual repertoire portraits demonstrates that conventionalised spelling variants co-occur with basilectal Jamaican Creole morphosyntax in 'Cyber-Jamaican' as the digital ethnolinguistic repertoire of the discussion forum. The enregisterment of this ethnolinguistic repertoire is closely tied to staged performance, which establishes the link between 'Cyber-Jamaican' and the negotiation of sociolinguistic identity and authenticity via stance-taking.
ISBN 9789027268419 (pdf)
902726841X (pdf)
9027252734 (hardback)
9789027252739 (hardback)
9789027252739 (hb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 908935529
Additional Format Print version: Moll, Andrea. Jamaican Creole goes Web. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2015] 9789027252739 (DLC) 2015016588.


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