Words of the year, youth words, non-words and no end: A critical assessment of contests in
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Wörter des Jahres, Jugendwörter, Unwörter und kein Ende. Kritische Einschätzung der Wort-/Unwort-Aktionen im deutschen Sprachraum
Words of the year, youth words, non-words and no end: A critical assessment of contests in the German-speaking area

Author(s): Albrecht Greule
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Instytut Germanistyki Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: word of the year; youth word; non-word of year

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this article is to review the national and regional word contests in Germany, Austria, Luxembourg in critical light. The author warns against using the contests only for advertising purposes and advocates emphasising the socio-political dimension of these contests.

  • Issue Year: 10/2017
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 277-286
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: German