Żydy ‘Jews’ and Psy ‘Dogs’ in Stadium Hate Speech Cover Image

"Żydy" i "psy" w stadionowym języku nienawiści
Żydy ‘Jews’ and Psy ‘Dogs’ in Stadium Hate Speech

Author(s): Kazimierz Sikora
Subject(s): Lexis, Sociolinguistics, Western Slavic Languages, Sports Studies
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: linguistic aggression; languages of subcultures; football sociolect

Summary/Abstract: The paper discusses selected problems of the language of football fanatics who constitute the so- -called szalikowcy subculture (‘hooligans; lit. scarfers’). The author pays most attention to two (pejorative) personal expressions: żyd ‘Jew’ and pies ‘dog’ which, in the hate-saturated conflict between the fans of two clubs from Cracow, Cracovia and Wisła, are used as heavy insults and invectives serving to humiliate and depreciate the opponent. The paper analyses the sphere of negative semantic connotations of both words, their origin and fluctuations.

  • Issue Year: 14/2019
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 79-89
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish