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Współczesna polska młodomowa – kierunki rozwoju semantycznego
Contemporary Polish Youth Speech – Semantic Developments

Author(s): Anna Wileczek
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Великотърновски университет „Св. св. Кирил и Методий”
Keywords: youth speech; slang; lexis of the youth sociolect

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the latest lexical tendencies in the language of contemporary Polish youth. The dominance of certain meanings has been analyzed on the basis of submissions to the Plebiscite for the Youth Word of the Year (2020). Therefore, the obtained data come from natural language users and are based on their linguistic awareness and intuition. On this basis, dominant semantic fields can be distinguished: people, interpersonal relationships, attitudes towards life, cultural preferences, etc. Linguistic creations from these areas are accompanied by expressiveness, humour and playing with language norms.

  • Issue Year: 12/2021
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 135-150
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Polish