Publication
Title
Authenticating subcultural identities: African American and Jamaican English in niche media
Author
Abstract
This article discusses the hybrid language practices of presenters of hip-hop and reggae programs in Flemish niche media. A qualitative linguistic analysis shows that different varieties of English are employed depending on the particular subcultural affiliation of these programs. In-depth interviews with presenters reveal that in using African American and Jamaican English, they authenticate their subcultural membership vis-à-vis their listeners. It is concluded that by mixing these varieties with standard American English and Dutch, presenters exemplify an adherence to a "hybrid authenticity," in which the global (subcultural) and the local are creatively fused.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of communication inquiry. - Vancouver, B.C., 1974, currens
Publication
Vancouver, B.C. : 2009
ISSN
0196-8599 [print]
1552-4612 [online]
Volume/pages
33:1(2009), p. 43-57
Full text (Publishers DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Research group
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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