O języku młodego Internetu

Author(s): Anna Wileczek
Subject(s): Media studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
Keywords: language in Internet; sociolect of the young people; cultural reconceptualizaion; visualization of speech

Summary/Abstract: The presentation discusses today’s crucial problem of changes in communicative interactions, which young people take part in, and which influence the peculiarity of their ‘new’ language. This language seems to be a polymorphic, expressive and transgressive composition, even more discursive than descriptive one because it is to give the basis of safe functioning in ordinariness, both the traditional (real) and the virtual ones. The sociolect of the young, being described here in the context of its connection with the language used by the ‘young’ Internet, reveals the presence of a specific linguistic area. This area is marked by two important occurrences – the first one is incessant need of creation (which is, among other things, the alternative of omnipresent destruction) visible in ‘negotiating’ of denotations within the community as well as in lexical innovation. The second occurrence is the need of negation i.e. the rebellious attitude towards the world norms and the language of adults. This negation is present for example in ‘celebration’ of incorrect forms and misprints, generally speaking in manifesting futuristic and humorous ideas for demonstration of linguistic sinifiant and keeping up appearances of authenticity. The occurrences shown in the presentation exceed the language limits and become an important cultural sign. And looking at them from the cognitive point of view enables the reconstruction of specific ‘hermeneutics’ of the reality by young people, which seems to be significant for educational and pedagogical reasons.

  • Issue Year: 210/2011
  • Issue No: 3+4
  • Page Range: 82-99
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish