THE USE OF SLANG IN ENGLISH AND AMERICAN PRESSJournal: Sociosfera (Vol.9, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2018-09-15
Authors : G. V. Yeghiazaryan;
Page : 76-80
Keywords : slang; neutral word; quality press; popular press; mixed press;
The article is devoted to the analysis of the use of slang in English and American press, its peculiari- ties, the way the slang words are used, the way slang words are created and the distribution of slang words through different types of newspaper editorials. The subject of slang has caused much controversy for many years. Slang developed in the 16th century as a new kind of speech used by criminals but in the 18th century it started to escape the harsh criticism of being associated with criminals. All in all, it was not until the early 1920's that slang gained the interest of writers and journalists. Our research material is based on a number of English and American newspapers and magazines. The main objective of the study was to prove that slang can fulfill real communicative functions and serve communicative needs. The novelty of this research is the analysis of slang words from the perspective of their linguistic and stylistic features.
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