Formation and Functioning of the Communicative Space of the Modern Megapolis (On the Example of the Youth Slang in the City of Kyiv)
One of the most active and influential elements in the linguistic landscape of the metropolis is youth slang. This sociolect makes a significant contribution to the formation of the communicative space of the capital. By the example of a lively speech of young Kiev city dwellers in situations of everyday communication the author made an attempt to show how the speech behavior of the youth contributes to the expansion of the range of actual communicative situations and the popularization of slang vocabulary (which is characterized by vivid emotionality and subjective evaluation). The analysis revealed that as a result of the increase in the number of information flows and the role of mass communication (the Internet, social networks, television, radio, the press), the scope of youth slang functioning is expanded and its written form is fixed.
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