Mary Bucholtz's White Kids: Language, Race, and Styles of Youth Identity PDF

By Mary Bucholtz

ISBN-10: 0521692040

ISBN-13: 9780521692045

ISBN-10: 0521871492

ISBN-13: 9780521871495

In White children, Mary Bucholtz investigates how white little ones use language to demonstrate identities in response to race and early life tradition. concentrating on 3 formative years types - preppies, hip hop lovers, and nerds - Bucholtz indicates how white early life use a wealth of linguistic assets, from social labels to slang, from Valley lady speech to African American English, to put themselves within the school's racialized social order. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a multiracial city California highschool, the booklet additionally demonstrates how ecu American kids discuss race whilst discussing interracial friendship and distinction, narrating racialized worry and clash, and negotiating their very own ethnoracial type. the 1st ebook to exploit strategies of linguistic research to check the development of numerous white identities, will probably be welcomed by way of researchers and scholars in linguistics, anthropology, ethnic stories and education.

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