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Ungdomsspråk och språkförändring: tonåringars och pensionärers attityder till några ungdomliga uttryck

Löf, Mari LU (2012) ALSK11 20121
General Linguistics
Abstract
This sociolinguistic bachelor thesis concerns the attitudes towards youth language and
language changes in the Swedish language.
A lot of sociolingustic research has been done on the field of both youth language
and language changes, but there are no previous Swedish research concerning the same
questions as in this study. This is an apparent-time study with a synchronous
perspective and only one point in time for collecting data through a survey. Labov’s
studies in Martha’s Vineyard are similar to this, because he too was examining the usage
of a certain lingustic variation over time.
Lexemes used in informal speech, found in blogs written by young Swedes, were
examined to clarify what people thought of them based on... (More)
This sociolinguistic bachelor thesis concerns the attitudes towards youth language and
language changes in the Swedish language.
A lot of sociolingustic research has been done on the field of both youth language
and language changes, but there are no previous Swedish research concerning the same
questions as in this study. This is an apparent-time study with a synchronous
perspective and only one point in time for collecting data through a survey. Labov’s
studies in Martha’s Vineyard are similar to this, because he too was examining the usage
of a certain lingustic variation over time.
Lexemes used in informal speech, found in blogs written by young Swedes, were
examined to clarify what people thought of them based on understanding, usage and
attitudes. The expressions examined were fett bra (’very good’ or ’awesome’), sjukt bra
(’very good’ or ’awesome’), hänga (’hang out’), rocka (’rock’ as in ’we rock this party’)
and taggad (’psyched for a party’).
A survey sent to Swedish native speakers aged 15-20, 41-50 and 61-100 years,
showed that the studied expressions was used mostly by teenagers. However, the
attitudes towards the expressions were not only positive even by the teenagers who
used them. Most of them were classified as bad language and slang. (Less)
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author
Löf, Mari LU
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course
ALSK11 20121
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
ungdomsspråk, språkförändringar, attitydundersökning, enkätundersökning, apparent-time studies, sociolingvistik
language
Swedish
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3053509
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  abstract     = {This sociolinguistic bachelor thesis concerns the attitudes towards youth language and
language changes in the Swedish language.
A lot of sociolingustic research has been done on the field of both youth language
and language changes, but there are no previous Swedish research concerning the same
questions as in this study. This is an apparent-time study with a synchronous
perspective and only one point in time for collecting data through a survey. Labov’s
studies in Martha’s Vineyard are similar to this, because he too was examining the usage
of a certain lingustic variation over time.
Lexemes used in informal speech, found in blogs written by young Swedes, were
examined to clarify what people thought of them based on understanding, usage and
attitudes. The expressions examined were fett bra (’very good’ or ’awesome’), sjukt bra
(’very good’ or ’awesome’), hänga (’hang out’), rocka (’rock’ as in ’we rock this party’)
and taggad (’psyched for a party’).
A survey sent to Swedish native speakers aged 15-20, 41-50 and 61-100 years,
showed that the studied expressions was used mostly by teenagers. However, the
attitudes towards the expressions were not only positive even by the teenagers who
used them. Most of them were classified as bad language and slang.},
  author       = {Löf, Mari},
  keyword      = {ungdomsspråk,språkförändringar,attitydundersökning,enkätundersökning,apparent-time studies,sociolingvistik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ungdomsspråk och språkförändring: tonåringars och pensionärers attityder till några ungdomliga uttryck},
  year         = {2012},
}