Homegirls: Language and Cultural Practice among Latina Youth Gangs. Norma Mendoza-Denton (2009) Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. pp. 339
Keywords:Youth Language, Latina Language, Gang Culture
Christy Bird is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her fields of interest include sociocultural linguistics, sociophonetics, humor studies, prosody, language and rural identity, and language ideology. Her Master’s thesis is entitled “I’m Almost Afraid to Tell This”: Risk and Performance in Formulaic Joke Telling in Interaction.
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