symbols - EckertSymbolsofCategoryMembership

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Eckert “Symbols of Category Membership” Eckert:  kinda like Goffman, but sorts them into two groups. Two Main Groups, “symbols of caregory membership” (Two main functions) Jocks and burnout Helps recognize how identity issues arise in everyday interpersonal interactions How social groups form  Important to study symbols of category membership in  high schools Because they are going through transformations from childhood to adulthood We have this identity and we choose to hang out here, and then the fact that they  hang out here symbolizes to everyone who they are and where there at Bucholtz, “Word Up: Social Meanings of Slang” What is Bucholz’s definition of slang? One way of using language to construct identity. Fundamental characteristics of slang: a generation-specific colloquial lexicon,  often associated with taboo topics, that is creative and rapidly changing. Indicative between the gap between adults and kids but not
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