incomprehensible adult teenage language
In the description of the object being studied linguists use both terms - "jargon" and "Slang", this duality describes the various aspects of the process of creating adolescents and young people's own language.The concept of "jargon" often reflects that part of the lexicon of teenagers, which obviously should not be understood by senior, is a kind of way to transmit encrypted information, and the manifesto of alienation from the adult world.Any jargon created for a limited group, and seeks to ensure that the remaining uninitiated, it d
id not understand.This is consistent with the psychological characteristics of adolescence.After a period of childhood, when the principal authority for the child's parents are, it is time to go beyond the world of home, joining the youth groups and the community.At school, on the street, in the sections and clubs on interests teenager realizes itself, seeking to be "among his own".But is it really so terrible teenage jargon or slang?
Sleng use writers to depict the psychology of the young.From "Essays bursa" N. Pomyalovsky, "A Clockwork Orange" by E. Burgess to "Geographer Globe propyl" Ivanov heroes it emphasizes their disorder and vulnerability.
Often the creation of new designations already familiar objects and phenomena arises in protest against the power of the elders.Teenage slang is heterogeneous and very different in different groups, for example, representatives of various subcultures, fans of different sports, musical styles.
This rebellion, for the most part, is a temporary phenomenon.Its sharpness is smoothed a good rapport with the parents and other members of the older generation, the ability to communicate - developed language skills acquired earlier in life.Games are also less jargon peculiar to well-read children.And, most importantly, passion jargon much less pronounced in the self-confident young people with high self-esteem, which is not necessary only through the use of special little words to win the respect of their peers.
worst jargon used by teenagers is that they may forget how to express their thoughts on the literary language.Alarmingly, when necessary, to speak correctly, the teen can not find words for it.
Teenagers fun to invent new words
term "slang" characterizes the other side of teenage language creation.It is due to the fact that young people often goes ahead of other generations in the development of phenomena associated with the new technological and social realities.For many of them in the linguistic tradition has not developed a simple and convenient notation.Foreign names or technical terms are alien or overweight.And adolescents, for whom the game is very important as a way to study and development of the world, begin to invent their own words.Teenage language creation creates a new realm of concepts, often in after them and pick up the older generations.A lot of youth sayings enriched, for example, the field of computer games, social networking, new styles of music and fashion world.
not always the language experiments are successful, but sometimes innovation is so successful that it is gaining popularity and is becoming commonly used.An important factor here is often advertising aimed at young people as consumers, but not alien and older.For example, now no need to explain the word "cool" or an appeal "not brake!»
Psychologists and sociologists believe that the youth slang is almost completely replaced every five years.During this time, the successful experiments linguistic root, and unsuccessful - are forgotten and replaced by new ones.
Parents of teenagers on a note
However, senior reasonably worried their children use words from the vocabulary of criminal jargon or freaky.Of course, most of these expressions in the transition to teenage slang some change their meaning, but is still perceived by adults as something unacceptable and frightening.Teachers recommend calmly and clearly inform the teenager came from a particular word that he uses that it was originally meant.Sometimes it's enough to make it his "ceased to please."
OII language desire to teach teenagers the right to speak beautifully and can be successful if the older generation pays attention to the psychological causes of adolescent alienation.If teens find time to chat, do not meet any hostility of a new transient fashion, building trusting relationships with them, the game will soon become slang for them unnecessary.
- gaming aspect of youth slang
- history of youth slang, psychological reasons for his appearance
- penetration elements of youth slang in the language commonly understood