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A corpus approach to discursive constructions of a hip-hop identity
Dalarna University, School of Languages and Media Studies, English.
2008 (English)In: Corpora and Discourse: The challenges of different settings / [ed] Reppen, Randi; Ädel, Annelie, Amsterdam: John Benjamins , 2008, 211-240 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter is an analysis of a 100,000-word corpus consisting of message-board postings on hip-hop websites. A discourse analysis of this corpus reveals three strategies employed by the posters to identify themselves as members of the hip-hop community in the otherwise anonymous setting of the internet: (1) defined openings and closings, (2) repeated use of slang and taboo terms, and (3) performance of verbal art. Each strategy is characterized by the codification of non-standard grammar and pronunciations characteristic of speech, as well as by the use of non-standard orthography. The purpose of the discourse is shown to be a performance of identity, whereby language is used and recognized as the discursive construction of one’s hip-hop identity.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins , 2008. 211-240 p.
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Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 31
Keyword [en]
hip-hop corpus linguistics online discourse discursive construction of identity
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-3312ISBN: 9789027223050 (print)OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:3312DiVA: diva2:520934
Available from: 2008-06-24 Created: 2008-06-24 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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