The features of functioning of the modern language in the Internet space (based on the material of French and Spanish languages)

RUDN University
Issue 43

Today, it is no exaggeration to say that the media space and web space have become an important part of the life of modern society and of every single person. They also have had a serious impact on the formation of a new, special vocabulary of different native speakers of the twenty-first century.

Over the past decades, significant changes have taken place in the state of most languages, especially we can notice their manifestation in everyday communication. While before people in the workplace would use a literary language and after work they would speak informally, the relatively recent appearance of so-called work chats has brought confusion to the style and means of interaction in social networks. So, there is a shift in the set of communicative situations and a mixture of the registers of communication. Speaking about the fact that in modern colloquial speech there exist transformations in socially distant communication formulas, and that the frequency of using stylistically low vocabulary has noticeably increased as well as the use of elliptical constructions, we come to the conclusion that the Internet speech and the language used on the Internet, in particular in French and Spanish, in the essence are based on conversational and informal communication styles. Consequently, the processes characterizing the modern Internet discourse are logically conditioned. These factors also influenced the formation of a special lexical subsystem of Internet discourse, which is characterized not only by originality, a variety of means and deviation from the literary norm, but also by deviation from the norm of conversational communication.

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Nelyubova, N.Yu., Kalinnikova, E. D., & Govorova, L. A. (2021). The features of functioning of the modern language in the Internet space (based on the material of French and Spanish languages). Issues of Applied Linguistics, 43, 61-88.

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