Language and Age mindmap

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  • Language and Age
    • Ignacio Martinez
      • Researched differences in adult and teenage language
      • Teens use more negative language and tend to be more direct. This is used for self reinforcement
    • Penelope Eckert
      • 3  types of ages: Biological, Chronological and Social
      • Slang is predominantly used by teens in order to diverge from elders and form an identity
    • Jenny Chesire
      • Life events that affect language: Marriage, divorce, political events (wars), and family life (kids, deaths etc.
      • Why is affects: increase in social networks, opened up to new regional dialects, cultural differences and varying intelligence levels
    • Klerk
      • Young people: have freedom to challenge linguistic norms, seek to establish new identities and patterns learned from adults are slowly eroded by their peer groups
      • Teens need to be seen as cool and modern, and to establish themselves as different. They need to belong to a group who's habits are different to their parents
    • Anna Brita Senstrom
      • Features of teen speak: irregular turn taking, overlaps, indistinct articulation, word shortenings, teasing, name calling, language mixing, verbal duelling, slang and taboo language
    • Gary Ives
      • 100% of Yorkshire teens believe age is most important factor in language
      • Older  teenagers refuse to use informal variants of language on social media as it is seen as uncool. Their specific dialect helps teenagers to create a separate youth culture


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