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Author Breitborde, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bart)
Title Speaking and social identity : English in the lives of urban Africans / by Lawrence B. Breitborde.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1998.

Author Breitborde, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bart)
Series Studies in anthropological linguistics ; 11
Studies in anthropological linguistics ; 11.
Subject English language -- Social aspects -- Liberia.
English language -- Spoken English -- Liberia.
Speech and social status -- Liberia.
Languages in contact -- Liberia.
Urban dialects -- Liberia.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 227 pages) : illustrations
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-223) and index.
Contents List of Figures and Tables -- 1. Language and Life in Monrovia -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Liberia and Monrovia -- 1.3 The Monrovia Kru -- 1.4 The Sociolinguistic and Ethnographic Present -- 1.5 Fieldwork -- 1.6 Outline of the Argument -- 2. New Krutown -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Ethnic and Linguistic Origins -- 2.3 Urban History: Old Krutown -- 2.4 The Establishment of New Krutown -- 2.5 A Social Survey of New Krutown -- 3. Linguistic Diversity and Sociolinguistic Patterns -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The Kru of Neighborhood Residents
3.3 Origins of English in Liberia3.4 Varieties of Liberian English -- 3.5 New Krutown English -- 3.6 A Sociolinguistic Profile -- 4. Conveying Social Information through English -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Kru and English in Domestic Settings -- 4.3 English and Kru in Work Settings -- 4.4 Code-Switching in a Public Argument -- 5. Social Situations and the Choice of English -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Three Queen Contests -- 5.3 Speaking in Political Meetings -- 5.4 Situations, Social Status, and English -- 6. Civilized Values, Civilized Language
6.1 Introduction6.2 Historical Antecedents: The Institutionalization of Civilization -- 6.3 Unification Policy: Cultural Continuities in Institutional Change -- 6.4 Urban Culture and the Semantics of 'Kwiness' -- 6.5 Kwiness, Language and the Sociocultural System -- 7. Structural Constraints and Individual Differences in the Use of English -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 The Methodist Church -- 7.3 The Speakers in Methodist Church Services -- 7.4 The Use of Kru and English in Sunday Services -- 7.5 Social Identity and Patterns of Speaking
7.6 The Social Basis for the Use of English8. Systemic Inequality and the Social Meaning of English -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Linguistic and Social Inequality -- 8.3 The Deployment of English: Individual Behavior in the Larger Sociocultural Matrix -- Notes -- Glossary of Key Names and Kru Terminology -- Bibliography -- Index
ISBN 9783110893083 (electronic bk.)
3110893088 (electronic bk.)
3110147963 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9783110147964
OCLC # 811407679
Additional Format Print version: Breitborde, Lawrence B. (Lawrence Bart). Speaking and social identity. Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 1998 (DLC) 97023313


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