The slang and other sociolects within the national language Cover Image

Сленгът и другите социолекти в рамките на националния език
The slang and other sociolects within the national language

Author(s): Diana K. Ivanova
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, South Slavic Languages, Philology
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: slang; sociolects; jargon; argot; professional dialects

Summary/Abstract: This paper is a part of a dissertation devoted to the slang and its uses in Bulgarian and Slovakian fiction literatures. It examines a portion of the non-literary language formations (social jargons, sociolects) within the national language, which formations are in a direct relation to slang and are frequently identified and mixed therewith. An attempt is made to differentiate, define, terminologically clarify and juxtapose individual social dialects/sociolects (professional dialects, jargons, argot, slang) by analyzing the points of contact and dissimilarities between them, as well as to establish the connections, interaction and relationships of slang with other non-literary national language formations. The author examines the literature on this matter with an emphasis on Bulgarian, Slovakian, and Czech linguistic research on the subject.