Low-flown vocabulary in Modern English
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  • 1. Low-flown vocabulary in modern literary and media discourse
  • 2. COLLOQUIAL WORDS - literary colloquial - familiar colloquial - low colloquial
  • 3. 3 subgroups a) change of their phonetic or morphological form; b) change of both their form and lexicostylistic meaning; c) words which resulted from the change of their lexical and/or lexico-stylistic meaning.
  • 4. The 1st Subgroup: a) clipping (shortening): caff – caffeteria; b) contamination of a word combination: kinna – kind of; c) contamination of grammatical forms: I'd go, there's.
  • 5. The 2nd Subgroup a) the change of the grammatical form which brings the change of the lexicostylistic meaning: a handful – a person causing a lot of trouble
  • 6. b) The chqnge of word-building pattern - affixation: oldie, tenner; - compounding: backroom boy, clip-joint; - conversion: to bag, teach-in; - telescopy: flush, fruice; - shortening and affixation: Archie; -compounding and affixation: strap-hanger.
  • 7. Slang general slang interjargon special slang social,professional WOW! WOW! OH! OH! ! ? TD TD AWOL AWOL
  • 8. Examples of Internet Jargon BTW - By the way CYA - See you around FAQ - Frequently asked questions LOL - Laugh out loud TTYL - Talk to you later
  • 9. Vulgarisms are the words which are not generally used in public. However, they can be found in modern literature nowadays
  • 10. Dialectal words are used to intensify the emotive and expressive colouring of speech ‘ud – would, ‘im – him, ‘ud – would, ‘im – him, ‘aseen – have seen, ‘aseen – have seen, canna – cannot, canna – cannot, dinna – don’t dinna – don’t
  • 11. Conversational words of all kinds are widely used for stylistic purposes: - everyday speech newspaper language poetry fiction