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The native–non-native speaker distinction and the diversity of linguistic profiles of young people in multilingual urban contexts in Sweden
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Centre for Research on Bilingualism.
Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori, Göteborgs universitet.
2011 (English)In: Young urban Swedish: Variation and change in multilingual settings / [ed] Källström, Roger & Inger Lindberg, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet , 2011, 1, 67-87 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The distinction between native and non-native speakers (NS/NNS) has played a central role in all areas of linguistics, but is also perennially questioned. This paper aims to contribute to the discussion of the distinction by exploring a large body of empirical data collected in the SUF project. Data about linguistic background and practices of 222 informants were analyzed by means of linguistic profiling. The resulting profiles display great diversity among informants regarding nativeness criteria, which can also be expected to be found in other similar contexts. This implies that the application of a binary NS/NNS distinction in such contexts will either result in a categorization of informants into two heterogeneous groups, or, if only clear cases are included, result in the exclusion of a considerable number of language users from the investigation. These observations have implications for the study of language variation and change in multilingual contexts more generally.

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Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet , 2011, 1. 67-87 p.
Keyword [en]
native speaker, multilingualism, adolescents, linguistic variation, language use
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Humanities
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Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67325ISBN: 978-91-87850-42-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67325DiVA: diva2:469986
Available from: 2011-12-27 Created: 2011-12-27 Last updated: 2012-01-13Bibliographically approved

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