Vernacular im Internet und das Internet als Manifestation des vernacular

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GRIN Verlag, 2007 - 52 pages
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1998 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Kultur und Landeskunde, Note: 2,0, Freie Universitat Berlin (John-F.-Kennedy-Institut fur Nordamerikastudien), Veranstaltung: Cultural Studies in Practice: Manifestations of the American Vernacular, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit behandelt das kulturwissenschaftliche Konzept des 'vernacular', wie es durch das Phanomen Internet manifestiert wird. Dabei dient das Internet gleichzeitig als Forschungsgegenstand und als Forschungsquelle. Zunachst wird das Konzept des 'vernacular' erlautert, wie es in verschiedenen Disziplinen wie der Linguistik, der Architektur u. a. gebraucht wird. Im Anschluss wird das Phanomen Internet in seinem Aufbau und im Hinblick auf seine Charakteristika als Manifestation des 'vernacular' untersucht."

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Page 7 - Ebonics," "African American Vernacular English" (AAVE), and "Vernacular Black English" and by other names is systematic and rule-governed like all natural speech varieties. In fact, all human linguistic systems— spoken, signed, and written — are fundamentally regular. The systematic and expressive nature of the grammar and pronunciation patterns of the African American vernacular has been established by numerous scientific studies over the past thirty years. Characterizations...
Page 7 - Are the language differences between black and white children responsible for reading failure in the inner city schools?" The term "Ebonics," our main focus here, has been used to suggest that there is a language, or features of language, common to all people of African ancestry, whether they live in Africa, Brazil or the United States.
Page 9 - The important thing about the vernacular is that it possesses inherent qualities of vitality and adaptability, of organic as opposed to static form, of energy rather than repose, that are particularly appropriate to the civilization which, during the brief life span of the United States, has transformed the world.
Page 3 - The vernacular is the everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.
Page 7 - But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different from standard English than any other dialect spoken in continental North America. It is not simply slang, or grammatical mistakes, but a well-formed set of rules of pronunciation and grammar that is capable of conveying complex logic and reasoning.
Page 8 - And some people say that while AAVE has the superficial trappings of English, at its structural core it is a continuation or amalgam of one or more west African languages.
Page 4 - Of, relating to, or characteristic of the style of architecture and decoration common in a particular region, culture, or period 5.
Page 8 - To most linguists AAVE is one of the dialects of American English, historically most closely related to...
Page 10 - [...] which is largely generated at the local level and which expresses the sense of immediate, lived experience, of individual and collective regional identity. It includes ethnic, indigenous, folk, jazz, pub rock, and community and domestic music making.

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