Første beskrivelser af træk i Hirtshals
På Dialekt i Periferien har vi det seneste halve år haft Bente Kristensen tilknyttet som specialeskriver. Bente arbejdede samtidig som studentermedhjælper på projektet og har været en del af dataindsamlingen i Hirtshals. I sit speciale, der er tilgængeligt via linket nedenfor, har hun brugt enkeltinterviews med to skoleelever i Hirtshals, gruppeoptagelser og selvoptagelser fra de to elevers familier.
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Keywords: sociodialectology, language use, dialect, vendelbomål, regional standard, youth language, gamer language, periphery, Hirtshals, ethnography, qualitative analyses, Dialect in the Periphery, language and place, centre/periphery, mental mobility.
In this thesis I study the use of linguistic features from regional standard and the dialect »vendelbomål«, along with the use of linguistic features from the registers of youth language and gamer language by two 9th grade students from Hirtshals.
The study is part of the research project Dialect in the Periphery stationed at the University of Copenhagen, and is based on a number of interviews and self‐recordings gathered in an ethnographic fieldwork. The study includes a description of the linguistic features used by the students and their families, as well as qualitative analyses of the students’ language use in different situations.
Through qualitative analyses of the speech data from the interviews and self‐recordings I present an overall picture of the students’ language use. The students use a wide range of linguistic features from regional standard as well as some features from youth language, gamer language and dialect. In particular the students’ lack of stød is interesting as it appears in unforeseen linguistic connections and furthermore seems to be a new regional feature in development.
The study also includes a comparison of the students’ language use and a discussion of metalinguistic data in which I show how the students differ in their views on language and place, how they orient differently to the centre/periphery‐dichotomy, and how they have access to different linguistic registers through internet‐habits and social media.
Where the male informant is locally oriented and positions himself as a dialect user, the female informant orients locally as well as to the capitol. They thereby seem to differ in mental mobility, which possibly influences their language use. At the same time the male informant takes part in a global gaming society, through which he regularly is influenced by english language use. On the other hand the female informant seems to be influenced, in a greater scale than the male informant, by standard language use through social media and her friends in the Copenhagen area.