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The New Cockney

New Ethnicities and Adolescent Speech in the Traditional East End of London


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Susan Fox
    Pages 1-4
  3. Susan Fox
    Pages 5-38
  4. Susan Fox
    Pages 39-74
  5. Susan Fox
    Pages 75-111
  6. Susan Fox
    Pages 112-139
  7. Susan Fox
    Pages 185-211
  8. Susan Fox
    Pages 212-226
  9. Susan Fox
    Pages 227-231
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 232-247

About this book


The New Cockney provides a sociolinguistic account of speech variation among adolescents in the 'traditional' East End of London. Embedded in its social context, it focuses on the interaction and social practices within a single community and highlights some of the possible mechanisms for language change.


London Cockney sociolinguistics language variation language change Bangladeshi adolescents English language Tradition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BernSwitzerland

About the authors

Susan Fox is a Researcher in Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, UK. She specialises in variationist sociolinguistics, and is principally interested in language variation and change, using both quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis. Her research work has focused mainly on the social and historical contexts that have led to the variety of English that is spoken in London today.

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