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BEGERGATE, KONKUBINA GATE, PIERŚCIEŃ-GATE:O POWAŻNYM I MNIEJ POWAŻNYM UŻYCIU CZĄSTKI-GATE W POLSKIM INTERNECIE
Begergate, Konkubina gate, Pierścień-gate: On More and Less Serious Usage of the -gate Particle on the Polish Internet

Author(s): Marcin Zabawa
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: teksty; internet; Polska; -gate

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the following work is a presentation of new compounds with the -gate particle which can be found in texts published on the Polish Internet. Articles on the subject have appeared before, however, they were mostly based on press language, significantly different from Internet language. Structures of the kind quite often occur on the Internet. Numerous compounds of -gate with surnames and first names are characteristic, as well as frequent use of the structure in order to evoke a humorous effect. In conclusion, the author reckons that the status of the particle, despite its frequent use, remains vague, as vague is its spelling (together or separate, with a hyphen or without, with capital or small letter).

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 32-42
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish