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Ekspansja wulgarności w języku i kulturze
Expansion of vulgarity in language and culture

Author(s): Bożena Taras
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Towarzystwo Miłośników Języka Polskiego
Keywords: vulgarity; modern Polish language

Summary/Abstract: The article is devoted to the phenomenon of vulgarity and its expansion in formal modern Polish language. The vulgarity is understood by the author as a process of dehumanization of life, depreciation of values, dangerous for the national identity. Cultural behaviour deprived of good taste is considered as stylistic, ethical and aesthetic utterance. The problem is analyzed in the article from the ethnocultural point of view. The author considers the relations between language, thinking and culture from the subjective position of a native speaker of Polish, the Polish culture bearer and specialist in Arts - a linguistician. With the help of the personal communicative experience, the author describes the causes of the sociocultural system degradation and indicates the need of actions taken in order to restore the ethical and aesthetical values in linguistic and nonlinguistic behaviour.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 372-380
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish