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KORONAHUMOR A MÉDIÁBAN
THE CORONAVIRUS AND HUMOUR IN THE MEDIA

Author(s): Sára Magyari
Subject(s): Pragmatics
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: neologism; humour; coronavirus; vaccination;
Summary/Abstract: With the coronavirus, hundreds of neologisms have appeared in our language (Veszelszki 2020a) on the one hand, and events, names, and methodologies that interweave our lives through epidemiological regulations are also present as objects of humour on the other hand (Veszelszki 2020b). In my research, I present the purpose and way in which the Hungarian language community operates the elements of humour in the current crisis situation (Magyari–Szabó 2020). The adopted research methods are participatory observation and Internet resource research, which had two phases: (a) interpretation of neologisms and humorous expressions related to the epidemic and epidemiological regulations emerging in the spring of 2020 and (b) presentation of the vocabulary and humour elements of the vaccination campaign launched in the winter of 2021.

  • Page Range: 51-60
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Hungarian