Global Linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Youth Identities, and the Politics of Language

Located on the intersection of sociolinguistics and Hip Hop stories, this state-of-the-art publication strikes worldwide – spanning Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas and the ecu Union – to discover Hip Hop cultures, adolescence identities, the politics of language, and the simultaneous procedures of globalization and localization. Focusing heavily on language, those students of sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, cultural experiences, and important pedagogies supply linguistic insights to the becoming scholarship on Hip Hop tradition, whereas reorienting their respective fields through paying nearer awareness to approaches of globalization and localization.

The ebook engages complicated techniques similar to transnationalism, (im)migration, cultural stream, and diaspora in order to extend present theoretical techniques to language selection and supplier, speech type and stylization, codeswitching and language blending, crossing and sociolinguistic edition, and language use and globalization. relocating through the worldwide Hip Hop state, via scenes as different as Hong Kong’s city middle, Germany’s Mannheim inner-city district of Weststadt, the Brazilian favelas, the streets of Lagos and Dar es Salaam, and the hoods of the San Francisco Bay quarter, this worldwide highbrow cipha breaks new flooring within the ethnographic learn of language and renowned culture.

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