Project Title

Do You Speak Twin?

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - English

Faculty Sponsor Name

Jeanne Bohannon

The project does not deal with information not publicly available from any individuals, and thus does not require an IRB.

Abstract (300 words maximum)

I will be performing a sociolinguistic discourse analysis on the code-switching patterns present in verbal communication between twins. The purpose of this analysis is to identify the patterns, if any, in the communicative tendencies between a set of twins in comparison to their communication with individuals outside of their sibling relation. For the purposes of this study, I identify the patterns present in twin YouTube personalities, focusing on choices in diction and rhythm in their speech and measure the magnitude of difference in those choices once speaking with an individual other than their sibling. The overall lack of research done in this particular area of linguistics promtps the focus of this analysis, as there is a scant amount of published academic material focusing on code switching in this manner. With the newfound age of technology reducing the overall verbal communication necessary world wide, how will the staggering reduction in verbal communication affect the way that even those who are considered to possess the closest connections to one and other speak between themselves?

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

This document is currently not available here.

Share

COinS
 

Do You Speak Twin?

I will be performing a sociolinguistic discourse analysis on the code-switching patterns present in verbal communication between twins. The purpose of this analysis is to identify the patterns, if any, in the communicative tendencies between a set of twins in comparison to their communication with individuals outside of their sibling relation. For the purposes of this study, I identify the patterns present in twin YouTube personalities, focusing on choices in diction and rhythm in their speech and measure the magnitude of difference in those choices once speaking with an individual other than their sibling. The overall lack of research done in this particular area of linguistics promtps the focus of this analysis, as there is a scant amount of published academic material focusing on code switching in this manner. With the newfound age of technology reducing the overall verbal communication necessary world wide, how will the staggering reduction in verbal communication affect the way that even those who are considered to possess the closest connections to one and other speak between themselves?