Youth Music Jargon: the Cases of Belgrade and Moscow, Russia Cover Image

Музички жаргон младих (I) Ледило свирка у Београду и гнать веселуху у Москви
Youth Music Jargon: the Cases of Belgrade and Moscow, Russia

Author(s): Sofija Miloradović
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Етнографски институт САНУ
Keywords: jargon; music; youth population; Belgrade; Moscow

Summary/Abstract: The first part of this paper presents a mini-lexicon of music jargon used among younger population in Belgrade. A brief sketch of some basic parameters is also presented: formation of lexical jargon units and motivations. In brief, it appears that nouns make up more than two-thirds of the collected material. Furthermore, one-third appear as being borrowed from English language or adopted into new forms, while there are also German and other language influences. Within the derivative words, which number almost double than non-derivative, the greatest number of jargon used words originated as suffix. In addition, the biggest number of music jargon terms originated within metaphorical transfer. The basis of the motivated words is made of verbs and nouns.

  • Issue Year: LVII/2009
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 27-50
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: Serbian