Vivacité des argotismes d'origine carcérale dans la langue familière française

Abstract : The interest in the topic arose by dint of inspiration drawn from observing a sociolinguistic situation in my native country, Poland, where prison slang proves to permeate other sociolects, in particular youth slang, which turned out to be an excellent point of departure for embarking on a similar survey in France. The research was carried out in two different groups: prisoners and non prisoners. Within the framework of a sociolinguistic study, both of them were requested to complete a questionnaire containing 40 units of prison slang vocabulary. First of all, the research was designed to examine the reliability of a selected lexicon and to confirm a genuine prison slang usage in this particular environment. Furthermore, the paper was supposed to define the degree of permeability of the French colloquial language to prison slang vocabulary as well as to shed some new light on different roles played by this specific language within a prison community. Moreover, the comparison of two groups' performance revealed important similarities and differences and brought to light the correlation between social and linguistic variables.
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Joanna Siecińska. Vivacité des argotismes d'origine carcérale dans la langue familière française. Linguistique. Université René Descartes - Paris V; Uniwersytet łódzki, 2013. Français. ⟨NNT : 2013PA05H019⟩. ⟨tel-01063174⟩

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