Name: Louis Cotgrove
Remixing the Written Language: The Sociolinguistics of Multi-Ethnic Youth Language Online
My thesis investigates the linguistic features that characterise the language(s) written by young German-speakers in online environments. To do so, I have created the NottDeuYTSch corpus, a collection of 3.1m YouTube comments written under videos published by popular German-language YouTube channels between 2008 and 2018.
Specifically, the thesis examines how both individual and group identities are performed and regulated by young German-speakers and how these identities are represented and interacted with by the language choices of the speakers.
Supervisors and Institution(s):
Prof. Nicola McLelland (UoN)
Dr. Olivia Walsh (UoN)
University email address: louis.cotgrove [at] nottingham.ac.uk