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Aspects of youth language in Khartoum

Aspects of youth language in Khartoum

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Title: Aspects of youth language in Khartoum
Author: Mugaddam,Abdelrahim Hamid
Abstract: Youth languages have been a hot issue in linguistics ever since H ALLIDAY 's (1976) seminal introduction of “anti - languages” as a concept. According to Hall iday, an anti - language is created by some kind of anti - society. Its main function is to create and maintain social structure through conversation, just as everyday language does. Yet, it differs from other forms of everyday language in that some features o f the social structure are made more salient. This gives the anti - language a special characters in which metaphorical modes are the norm occurring at the different levels of linguistic analysis ( e.g. phonological, morphological, lexical, and semantic). Youth languages have been a hot issue in linguistics ever since H ALLIDAY 's (1976) seminal introduction of “anti - languages” as a concept. According to Hall iday, an anti - language is created by some kind of anti - society. Its main function is to create and maintain social structure through conversation, just as everyday language does. Yet, it differs from other forms of everyday language in that some features o f the social structure are made more salient. This gives the anti - language a special characters in which metaphorical modes are the norm occurring at the different levels of linguistic analysis ( e.g. phonological, morphological, lexical, and semantic).
Description: Aspects of youth language in Khartoum
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4399
Date: 2014-11-12


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