Radio interview on Jamaican sociolinguistics 14.11.2015 [German]

Interview in German with Patrick Helber (Scampylama Sound) on the reggae radio show Scampylama’s Serendipity Selection from 14 November 2015. In the interview I discuss Jamaican sociolinguistics, the role and history of radio in Jamaican, my PhD project Linguistic variation in Jamaican radio, and the global spread of Jamaican Creole in the context of reggae music. You can also listen to the interview on Soundcloud.

00:53    Radio in Jamaica: history and relevance
03:49    Jamaican sociolinguistics I: Language policies in Jamaica
06:13    Edutainment dancehall song: Writing Jamaican the Jamaican Way
10:27    Introduction to creole languages
12:44    Jamaican sociolinguistics II: Roles and functions of English and Jamaican Creole
14:45    PhD project: Linguistic Variation in Jamaican Radio
16:11    Example I: Jamaican radio newscasts
17:39    Example II: Jamaican radio advertisements
19:36    Example III: Jamaican radio talk shows
21:57    Global spread of Jamaican Creole in reggae context

Science Slam Presentation 21.05.2012 [German]

Edutainment presentation at a Science Slam in Münster, Germany on Jamaican sociolinguistics and my PhD project Linguistic variation in Jamaican radio.

Talks
Westphal, Michael (2014): “Soziolinguistischer Wandel im Jamaikanischen Radio.” Annual Conference of the German Jamaican Association, Arbeitnehmer Zentrum Königswinter, Germany, 19/10/2014.

Westphal, Michael (2016): “ Die globale Verbreitung von Jamaikanischem Kreol in der deutschen Reggae und Dancehall Subkultur.” Annual Conference of the German Jamaican Association, Arbeitnehmer Zentrum Königswinter, Germany, 09/10/2016.

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