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’Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me: the power of words in the making of a new public sphere’

Goddard, Victoria. 2011. ’Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me: the power of words in the making of a new public sphere’. In: Foued Laroussi, ed. Code-switching. Languages in Conflict and Electronic Writings. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, pp. 87-100. ISBN 978-3-631-60910-1 [Book Section]

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The aim of this book is not to revisit work done on code-switching as a verbal strategy, but to discuss code-switching in electronic writing. Sociolinguistic approaches have focused mainly on the analysis of oral productions. What is the position with regard to writing and, more specifically, electronic writing? In this collection dealing with code-switching situations in electronic writing the contributors give answers to the following major question: what happens when multilingual writers who belong to social networks, virtual or otherwise, communicate among themselves in one or more common languages? Special attention is given to code-switching both in CMCs (Computer-Mediated Communications) and in mobile phone use. Given the constraints inherent in both types of communication, the written productions they give rise to do not show the same features and therefore do not call for the same treatment.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
2011Published

Item ID:

11770

Date Deposited:

22 Jun 2015 11:03

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 11:27

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11770

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