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Vol 10, No 1-2 (2016)

The dynamics of youth language in Africa

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Special Issue: The dynamics of youth language in Africa

Guest Editor: Eyo Mensah (University of Calabar, Nigeria)

Table of Contents


The dynamics of youth language in Africa: An introduction PDF
Eyo Mensah 1-14
Tusidanganyane – Let’s not fool ourselves! Knowledge production and HIV Prevention in Nairobi (Kenya) PDF
Rose Marie Beck 15–44
Identity construction through phonetic crossing among young Capetonian gang members PDF
Nadine Chariatte 45–66
The use of discourse markers among youth in Senegambia borderland PDF
Jane Mitsch 67–87
Youth and linguistic stylization in Naija Afro Hip Hop PDF
Idom T. Inyabri 89–108
Youth multilingualism in South Africa’s hip-hop culture: A metapragmatic analysis PDF
Quentin E. Williams 109–133
Reflections on Ethiopian youths and Yarada K’wank’wa: Language practices and ideologies PDF
Andrea Hollington 135-132
Metaphor in South African tsotsitaal PDF
Ellen Hurst 153–175
All I want is your waist: Sexual metaphors as youth slanguage in Nigeria PDF
Eyo Mensah , Linda Nkamigbo 177–198
From slang to sleek: Changing language attitudes of urban youths in Tanzania PDF
Uta Reuster-Jahn 199–217
Tarok young people’s speech PDF
Roger Blench , Selbut R. Longtau 219–234
The new urban youth language Yabacrâne in Goma (DR Congo) PDF
Nico Nassenstein 235–259
Camfrang forever! Metacommunication in and about Camfranglais PDF
Gardy Stein-Kanjora 261–289

Review Essay

Formulaicity in Jbala poetry Sarali Yurievna Gintsburg (2014) Tilburg: Prisma Print. Pp. 163. ISBN/EAN: 978-94-6167-180-6 PDF
John C. Ford 291–310


Multilingual encounters in Europe’s institutional spaces Johann W. Unger, Michał Krzyżanowski and Ruth Wodak (eds) (2014) London: Bloomsbury. Pp.279. ISBN: 978-14411-0781-7 (Hardback) PDF
Marjut Johansson 311–314
Integración sociolingüística de los inmigrantes ecuatorianos en Madrid María Sancho Pascual (2014) Alcalá de Henares (Madrid): Universidad de Alcalá, Servicio de Publicaciones. Pp.363. ISBN: 978-84-16133-10-9 PDF
Daniel M. Sáez Rivera 315–321
Language and conflict – Selected issues Karol Janicki (2015) London and New York: Palgrave and Macmillan. Pp. xiii + 228. ISBN 978-1-137-38140-8 PDF
Beatriz Christino 323–328

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