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Informalization and Hybridization of Speech Practices

Polylingual Meaning-Making across Domains, Genres, and Media

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Edited By Amei Koll-Stobbe

Speech practices as discursive practices for meaning-making across domains, genres, and social groups is an under-researched, highly complex field of sociolinguistics. This field has gained momentum after innovative studies of adolescents and young adults with mixed ethnic and language backgrounds revealed that they «cross» language and dialectal or vernacular borders to construct their own hybrid discursive identities. The focus in this volume is on the diversity of emerging hybridizing speech practices through contact with English, predominantly in Europe. Contributions to this collected volume originate from the DFG funded conference on language contact in times of globalization (LCTG4) and from members of the editor’s funded research group «Discursive Multilingualism».

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Jaime W. Hunt: Anglicisms in german: Tsunami or trickle?

Tab. 1: Total types and tokens for each spoken corpus

Tab. 2: Number of anglicism types and tokens in the corpora Regional Variants of German 1 (RVG1), Hempels’ Sofa (HS), and Deutsch Heute (DH)

Tab. 3: Number of anglicism types and tokens in the corpora Regional Variants of German 1 (RVG1), Hempels’ Sofa (HS), and Deutsch Heute (DH), excluding proper nouns and codeswitches

Tab. 4: Semantic fields in the Deutsch Heute (DH), Hempels’ Sofa (HS), and Regional Variants of German I (RGV1) data sets

Tab. 5: Percentage of each anglicism type in each spoken data set consisting of hybridized anglicisms

Ann-Kathrin Mehrens: Creative naming strategies of burger shops in Berlin

Tab. 1: Sample of burger shop names in the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg (n=44)

Tab. 2: Number and share of burger shop names in Friedrichshain (n=23) and Kreuzberg (n=21) with respect to discursive functions

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