Download e-book for kindle: White Kids: Language, Race, and Styles of Youth Identity by Mary Bucholtz

By Mary Bucholtz

ISBN-10: 0521692040

ISBN-13: 9780521692045

ISBN-10: 0521871492

ISBN-13: 9780521871495

In White youngsters, Mary Bucholtz investigates how white young children use language to exhibit identities in keeping with race and early life tradition. concentrating on 3 adolescence types - preppies, hip hop fanatics, and nerds - Bucholtz exhibits how white formative years use a wealth of linguistic assets, from social labels to slang, from Valley woman speech to African American English, to place 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 young children speak about race whilst discussing interracial friendship and distinction, narrating racialized worry and clash, and negotiating their very own ethnoracial class. the 1st booklet to take advantage of concepts of linguistic research to ascertain the development of various white identities, it will likely be welcomed by way of researchers and scholars in linguistics, anthropology, ethnic reports and education.

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