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Higgins, Christina – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2015
This article discusses how stylization sheds light on the role of authenticity as an increasingly relevant concept in sociolinguistics. Building on research on style, crossing, and mock language use, the article demonstrates how multilingual stylization provides speakers with a wider range of resources for navigating and negotiating borders and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Styles, Ethnicity, Role
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Higgins, Christina; Furukawa, Gavin – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2012
This article analyzes four Hollywood films set in Hawai'i to shed light on how particular languages and language varieties "style" (Auer 2007; Coupland 2007) Local/Hawaiian and mainland U.S. characters as certain kinds of people. Through an analysis of films featuring "haole" ("white, outsider") male protagonists who…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Films, Language Variation, Indigenous Knowledge