Large-scale migration after WWII and the prominence of Jamaican Creole in the media have promoted its use all around the globe. Deterritorialisation has entailed the contact-induced transformation of Jamaican Creole in diaspora communities and its adoption by acrossersa. Taking sociolinguistic globalisation yet a step further, this monograph investigates the use of Jamaican Creole in a web discussion forum by combining quantitative and qualitative methodology in a sociolinguistic athird wavea approach. In the absence of standardised orthography, one of the central aims of this study is to document the sociolinguistic styling and grassroots (anti-) standardisation of spelling norms for Jamaican Creole in the web forum as a virtual community of practice. An analysis of individual repertoire portraits demonstrates that conventionalised spelling variants co-occur with basilectal Jamaican Creole morphosyntax in aCyber-Jamaicana as the digital ethnolinguistic repertoire of the discussion forum. The enregisterment of this ethnolinguistic repertoire is closely tied to staged performance, which establishes the link between aCyber-Jamaicana and the negotiation of sociolinguistic identity and authenticity via stance-taking.... occur more frequently in the posts of specific writers, the respelling strategy as such is widely used among forum members. ... User ; aHome Improvement, Interior Decorating and Gardeninga; 2008 Topic: 118 Jamaican Creole Goes Web .
|Title||:||Jamaican Creole Goes Web|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing Company - 2015-07-15|