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1. What's all the fuss about teen language?; 2. Teens talking; 3. Methods: how to tap teen language?; 4. Quotatives: I'm like, 'Oh my God!'; 5. Intensifiers: upping the ante: super cool!; 6. How do you start a sentence?; 7. Sentence enders: finish with a flourish; 8. Generics: stuffology; 9. Just: just what?; 10. Adjectives: the good, the bad and lovely; 11. Other funky teenage features: you know what? I dunno. Whatever!; 12. Internet language: everyone's online; 13. Are they always going to talk like that?

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Tagliamonte documents the marginalised language of teens, presenting the fascinating inside story of language variation and change.

About the Author

Sali A. Tagliamonte is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto and a member of the Royal Society of Canada. She has published five books on varieties of English, dialects, variation, and how to observe, analyse and understand language.

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'Teen Talk offers an exciting, thought-provoking, and engaging observation of the 'good, the bad and the lovely' aspects of youth language. Using a wide range of datasets from the Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language to insights gained from kitchen table conversations with her own children, Tagliamonte forcefully demonstrates how the linguistic behaviour of young people offers fascinating insights into the dynamics of how linguistic systems can be reorganized from one generation to the next. If you manage to read just one book on this topic at any stage of your own life, make it this one.' Karen Corrigan, Newcastle University
"Teen Talk offers an exciting, thought-provoking, and engaging observation of the 'good, the bad and the lovely' aspects of youth language. Using a wide range of datasets from the Bergen Corpus of London Teenage Language to insights gained from kitchen table conversations with her own children, Tagliamonte forcefully demonstrates how the linguistic behaviour of young people offers fascinating insights into the dynamics of how linguistic systems can be reorganized from one generation to the next. If you manage to read just one book on this topic at any stage of your own life, make it this one." Karen Corrigan, Newcastle University

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