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Author Morgan, Carley Michelle, author.
Title The language of identity : analyzing discourse in a YouTube video / by Carley Michelle Morgan.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  P51 .Z95 2012 M67eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (v, 74 pages)
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-69).
Summary This thesis explores how individuals exhibit and construct identities in conversation. Language and speaking styles are used (un)intentionally by speakers to signal group affiliations. The first section briefly reviews the literature related to identity formation, including evidence of the plasticity of identity. The second section, the analysis, looks at the styles of two speakers engaged in conversation on a YouTube video. Both speakers construct identities that serve as markers of place affiliation, status, power, gender, age, and ethnicity. In addition, the speakers demonstrate internalized schemas related to salons, work, cheating, stories, and performance. The conclusion summarizes these findings and suggests additional aspects of the speakers' identities that could be obtained from further research.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 06, 2012).
Subject Sociolinguistics.
Conversation analysis.
Internet videos.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Linguistics.
OCLC number 850490669