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Lebende Sprachen

Zeitschrift für interlinguale und interkulturelle Kommunikation

[Living Languages]

Ed. by Schmitt, Peter A. / Lee-Jahnke, Hannelore

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Volume 57, Issue 2



Ein sprachliches Phänomen

Robert Jansen
Published Online: 2012-12-14 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/les-2012-0025


This article describes the language of the hip hop culture and how it differs from Black English rather than being merely a subcategory of it. Since the 1970s, when hip hop began to develop in the streets of New York City, people inside and even outside the hip hop community have been using its language. Now being among the best examples for globalization, hip hop has spread to almost any country in the world creating not only local interpretations of the original American English version but a greater acceptance for the whole or certain parts of the culture, such as the language. Its linguistic complexity clearly separates it from a simple accumulation of slang terms.

Schlagwörter: Hip-Hop; Black English; Popkultur; Rap; Slang

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Published Online: 2012-12-14

Published in Print: 2012-11-01

Citation Information: Lebende Sprachen, Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 329–399, ISSN (Online) 1868-0267, ISSN (Print) 0023-9909, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/les-2012-0025.

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