From Dasha: Slam
poetry and Tom Hanks' parody of slam poetry
From Teresa: the NYMag article What Was the Hipster?"
It's an adaptation of the full issue that n+1 devoted to the
topic. The full magazine issue is only available for purchase, but the
annotated table of contents gives you some sense of the original
content that NYMag sourced this from: http://nplusonemag.com/what-was-hipster.
Also, the Zooey Deschanel bits:
bit more serious
a brotha out
and here's Chazz
Barrett's drag queen paper Barrett,
Rusty. 1994. "She is not white woman": The appropriation of white
women's language by African American drag queens. Cultural
Performances: Proceedings of the third Berkeley women and language
conference, ed. by Mary Bucholtz, A.C. Liang, Laurel A. Sutton and
Caitlin Hines, 1-14. Berkeley: Berkeley Women and Language Group.
Janneke has found an article about Zooey D. that describes some of
the phenomena we were talking about last week.
Class, status, formality, refinement
William. 1972. The isolation of contextual styles. Sociolinguistic
Patterns, ed. by William Labov. Philadelphia: University of
Pennsylvania Press. 70-109.
Irvine, Judith. 1979. Formality and informality in communicative
events. American Anthropologist, 81.773-90.
Jameson, Robert. 1987. Purity and power at the Victorian dinner
party. The archaeology of contextual meanings, ed. by Ian
Hodder. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 55-65.
A really interesting history of the lower middle class:
Mayer, Arno. 1975. The lower middle class as historical
problem. Journal of Modern History, 47.409-36.
potentially to be consumed with:
Labov, William. 1972. Hypercorrection by the lower middle class as
a factor in linguistic change. Sociolinguistic Patterns, ed. by
William Labov, 122-42. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
On cultural capital:
Bourdieu, Pierre. 1986. Forms of capital. Handbook of theory and
research for the sociology of education, ed. by J.G. Richardson,
241-58. New York: Greenwood Press.
If you enjoy novels, I recommend:
Edith. 1905. House of mirth. (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons) for
its exposition of cultural capital and the rise of the industrial
Fashion and late modernity:
Spencer, Neil. 1992. Menswear in the 1980s. Chic thrills: A
fashion reader, 40-48. London: Harper Collins.
Wilson, Elizabeth. Fashion and the postmodern body. Chic thrills:
A fashion reader, 3-16. London: Harper Collins.
Style and persona
Judith. 2001. Style as distinctiveness: The culture and ideology
of linguistic differentiation. Stylistic variation in language,
ed. by Penelope Eckert and John Rickford, 21-43. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.
Podesva, Robert. 2007. Phonation type as a stylistic variable: The
use of falsetto in constructing a persona. Journal of
Zhang, Qing. 2005. A Chinese yuppie in Beijing: Phonological
variation and the construction of a new professional
identity. Language in society, 34.431-66.
Penelope. 2011. Where does the social stop? Language variation:
European perspectives III, ed. by Frans Gregersen, Jeffrey Parrott
and Pia Qiust, 13-30. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Indexicality and bricolage
Eckert, Penelope. 2008. Variation and the indexical
field. Journal of sociolinguistics, 12.453-76.
Bucholtz, Mary. 1999. You da man: Narrating the racial other in
the production of white masculinity. Journal of sociolinguistics,
Lee. 1992. Outgrown clothes for grown-up people: Constructing a
theory of fashion. Chic Thrills: A fashion reader, ed. by Juliet Ash
and Elizabeth Wilson, 49-57. Hammersmith: Harper Collins.
Ochs, E. 1991. Indexing gender. Rethinking Context, ed. by
A. Duranti and C. Goodwin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Silverstein, Michael. 2003. Indexical order and the dialectics of
sociolinguistic life. Language and communication, 23.193-229.
Hebdige, Dick. 1984. Subculture: The meaning of style. New York:
More on adornment:
Mendoza-Denton, Norma. 1996. Muy macha: Gender and ideology in
gang girls' discourse about makeup. Ethnos, 61.47-63.
Eckert, Penelope. 1982. Clothing and geography in a suburban high
school. Researching American culture, ed. by Conrad Phillip
Kottak. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 139-44.
Calefato, Patrizia and Adams, Lisa. 2004. Chapter 10: Wearing
black. Clothed body. Oxford: Berg.
Context writ large and small
Hodder, Ian. Chapter 6: Fittingness. Entangled: An
archaeology of the relationships between humans and things. New York:
John Wiley and Sons. 113-37.
Levinson, Stephen C. 2003. Contextualizing "contextualization
cues". Language and interaction: Discussions with John J. Gumperz,
ed. by Susan L. Eerdmans, Carlo L. Prevignano and Paul J. Thibault,
31-40. Amsterdam John Benjamins.
Gumperz, John J. 1992. Contextualization and
understanding. Rethinking context, ed. by Alessandro Duranti and
Charles Goodwin, 229-52. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Bauman, Richard. 2001. The ethnography of genre in a Mexican
market: Form, function, variation. Stylistic variation in language,
ed. by Penelope Eckert and John Rickford, 57-77. Cambridge: Cambridge
Some general background:
Goodwin, Charles and Duranti, Alessandro. 1992. Rethinking
context: an introduction. Rethinking context, ed. by Alessandro
Duranti and Charles Goodwin. Cambridge: Cambridge University
The classic piece on speech events:
Hymes, Dell. 1972. Models of the interaction of language and
social life. The Ethnography of communication, ed. by John Gumperz and
Dell Hymes, 35-71. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
Indexicals as creating context:
Morford, Janet. 1997. Social indexicality in French pronominal
address. Journal of linguistic anthropology, 7.3-37.
Interactive style (Guest lecture by Deborah Tannen)
Tannen, Deborah. 1989. Chapter 3: Repetition in
conversation. Talking voices. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Podesva, Robert. 2007. Three sources of stylistic meaning. Texas
linguistic forum, 51.
Coupland, Nikolas. 1983. Patterns of encounter management: Further
arguments for discourse variables. Language in society, 12.459-76.
Framing and footing:
Goffman, Erving. 1981. Footing. Forms of talk, ed. by Erving
Goffman, 124-57. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Tannen, Deborah and Wallatt, Cynthia. 1987. Interactive frames and
knowledge schemas in interaction: Examples from a medical
examination/interview. Social psychology quarterly, 50.205-16.
Designing the interlocutor
Bell, Alan. 1984. Language style as audience design. Language
in Society, 13.145-204.
Coupland, Nikolas. 1985. 'Hark, hark, the lark': Social
motivations for phonological style-shifting. Language and
Rickford, John and Mcnair-Knox, Faye. 1994. Addressee- and topic-
influenced style shift: A quantitative sociolinguistic
study. Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Register, ed. by Douglas Biber
and Edward Finegan. New York: Oxford University Press. 235-76.
Stancetaking in interaction
Moore, Emma and Podesva, Robert J. 2009. Style, indexicality and
the social meaning of tag questions. Language in society, 38.447-85.
Kiesling, Scott. 2009. Style as stance: Can stance be the primary
explanation for patterns of sociolinguistic variation? Sociolinguistic
perspectives on stance, ed. by Alexandra Jaffe, 171-94. Oxford: Oxford
Mendoza-Denton, Norma. 2011. The semiotic hitchhiker's guide to
creaky voice: Circulation and gendered hardcore in a Chicana/o gang
persona. Journal of linguistic anthropology, 21.261-80.
Intertextuality and enregisterment
Zhang, Qing. 2008. Rhotacization and the 'Beijing Smooth
Operator': The social meaning of a linguistic variable. Journal of
Agha, Asif. 2005. Registers of language. A companion to linguistic
anthropology, ed. by Alessandro Duranti. Oxford: Blackwell.
Johnstone, Barbara, Andrus, Jennifer and Danielson, Andrew
E. 2006. Mobility, indexicality, and the enregisterment of
"Pittsburghese". Journal of English linguistics, 34.77-104.
Johnstone, Barbara. 2009. Pittsburghese shirts: Commodification
and the enregisterment of an urban dialect. American speech,