By Anna-Brita Stenstrom, Gisle Andersen, Ingrid Kristine Hasund
Teenage speak is attention-grabbing, although thus far teenage language has now not been given the eye in linguistic examine that it benefits. the shortage of investigations into teenage language is due partly to less than illustration in language corpora. With the Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language (COLT) a wide corpus of youngster language has develop into on hand for learn. the 1st a part of "Trends in Teenage speak" provides an outline how the COLT corpus was once amassed and processed; the audio system are awarded with targeted emphasis at the recruits and their quite a few backgrounds; finishing with an outline what the COLT youngsters discuss and the way they do it. the second one a part of the publication is dedicated to the main sought after positive aspects of the kids' speak: "slanguage"; how mentioned speech is manifested; a survey of non-standard grammatical positive factors; using intensifiers; tags; and interactional behaviour when it comes to clash speak.
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Drunk) in a pub drinking cider, Tequila shots and G&T, that she had to go ‘crawling back’ to her house. Jack and Elliot, both 16, talk about what they call ‘sad’ drinking habits: secret drinking at the boarding school. First they have to smuggle the alcohol onto the school ground, then ﬁnd a secret place to hide it, then ﬁnd a safe place to drink it and invent some cover-up plans in case a teacher appears. Of course, they have to drink spirits, because beer takes ‘ages to drink’, and after all, they have to get drunk in a hurry before they are caught drinking by the teachers: (50) Jack: Elliot: Jack: I mean it’s sad drinking innit?
Alright, alright then, I’ll see what happens okay. Alright see you later. ·/telÒ (140606: 4–5) Among some of the older teenagers, we ﬁnd a somewhat diﬀerent and more mature interaction between boys and girls. This is especially true for the established couples, who seem much more relaxed. Jack, for instance, has recorded several conversations between himself and his girlfriend, Nicole, in which there is none of the embarassment we see among the youngest ones. Jack and Nicole discuss everything from football to menstruation: 33 34 Trends in Teenage Talk (31) Nicole: Everyone says I’m the most frank person when it comes to things like that.
Would you fuck her? Yeah. (135806: 64–67) The conversations Even the older boys rarely talk seriously among themselves about girls they like. Bringing their competitive skills into their talk about romance, they mainly tease each other in the playful dispute manner: ‘You fancy her, don’t you? -No, I don’t! ’ and so on (cf. Chapter 8). This conﬁrms, of course, what many girls suspect about boys. Another suspicion conﬁrmed is that ugly girls are talked about negatively: ‘She’s short, fat, stonky, round, covered in acne’ is one description.