Instead, Sheng is a hybrid language (Bosire, 2006; Githinji, 2007), a paralanguage (Rinkaya, 2005), an argot, a sociolect
, jargon, pidgin, creole (Githiora, 2002) and a private language for young people (Mugane, 2006); a street slang that fits in the Kiswahili structure (Kingei & Kobia, 2007) and thus a slang based on English-Swahili code-switching (Mazrui, 1995:171).
Sexual transgression is thus encoded in the sexualized space itself, because the cabinet particulier, in the sociolect
of the nineteenth century, signified illicit sexuality.
More specifically, the authors have concentrated on the borrowings of words, phrases and meanings from a sociolect
known as African American English to the language of Polish youngsters.
I speak with the standard middle-class sociolect
and I 'belong' to the kidney-transplanted community.
This is the voice of the sociolect
, of common sense.
7) Corngold however disputes the significance of the regional inflection: "The German that Kafka spoke was at most only a faintly dialectical coloraton of High German, barely audible as a regional sociolect
and not the distinctive language of a community" (Corngold 1994: 89).
In the case of Triomf (23) and its translation, this overall sense of challenge and opportunity quickly began to combine with the acutely problematic nature of the task at hand: how to speak in the flattened, overspoken registers of modern South African English and still convey the feel of a novel such as Triomf, a saga written in a scrupulously observed sociolect
, a class and regional subcode of Afrikaans, dumbed down from the pseudo-professorial registers of the Nationalist (24) politicians who created the area called Triomf in the first place, and wrenched into the actual mish-mash of a colloquial, low-class, aggression-tinged, paranoiac, stained-by-ideology, bastardised-half-English idiom that is spoken in the house of Pop, Treppie, Mol and Lambert during the last days of apartheid.
For being accepted as a scientific theory functioning as a system, with an apparatus and a coded sociolect
that articulates its own concepts and teleologies psychoanalysis has to dry up, sip, and absorb metaphorization.
As Louw recorded the collective orality of farm labourers and farmers in the rurally-based oral poetry of "Klipwerk", so Krog finds in the stony landscape and the sociolect
of the coloured pastoral people of the Richtersveld (with their particularly concrete, biblical use of "Orange River" Afrikaans) a poetical source of renewal for her mother tongue.
The translator did his best to preserve the regional-subcultural color of African American sociolect
by using a Serbian regional dialect (semi-rural, small-town speech).
as the Basis of a Shared Classification
Would it be fair to say that Gregory had recognized a sociolect
in the original that warranted its rendition in Kiltartan in translation?