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"Ja men liksom, jag är så jävla chill!": En kvalitativ och kvantitativ undersökning om personalchefers och ungdomars attityd till ungdomsspråk vid formella situationer
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
”Yes but like, I am so damn chill!” : A qualitative and quantitative survey on the attitude of staff managers and young people to youth languages in formal situations (English)
Abstract [en]

We are becoming more globalized and borrowing words from other languages, which, among other things, are implemented in youth languages. However, it is not only loan terms that are common in the youth language, but also snake words, swear words and discourse articles occur. Research has shown that older generations have a negative attitude towards the expressions of youth in the youth language. It has also been found that it is beneficial if we adapt our language based on the situation we face, for example, by using a more formal language in situations that are perceived to be formal. The purpose of the present study was therefore to find out what staff managers have for the attitude that a job seeker speaks youth in a work interview or that an employee usually has a youth language at work. In order to get a youth perspective, it was also chosen to study, through a survey, what young people think about using youth languages in different situations, and what they consider to be formal situations. It was also chosen to have a certain gender perspective to see if the attitude to youth languages varied depending on the gender they "classified as". Six staff managers were interviewed; a chief executive officer, finance manager, real estate company president, preschool manager, HR manager and trotting coach. The current surveys were submitted to a total of 115 young people in grades 1 and 3 from the Social Science Program and the Care and Care Program. The results showed that most of the staff managers sometimes used youth-language features, but no-one was positive about using this during a work interview or at work. However, some of them thought that there was something more acceptable if it was a youth who spoke youth in a work interview than an elder. As for the youth's response, it turned out that the majority of young people thought that youth languages were okay to use mostly with friends and at home, while it was not okay at school or work interviews, and in part not in conversation with teachers. There was no significant difference between women and men's attitude. Personnel managers' results could in part be due to different attitudes to the words and expressions of others, depending on our own language usage. The results of the youth could be due to the fact that they have participated in a teaching that shows how we should adapt our language based on the situation.

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2018. , p. 66
Keywords [sv]
ungdomsspråk, personalchefer, ungdomar, attityder, formella situationer
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Specific Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-65980DiVA, id: diva2:1177769
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Teacher Education - Language
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Secondary Education Programme: Upper-Secondary School: Swedish (330 ECTS credits)
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Available from: 2019-05-15 Created: 2018-01-26 Last updated: 2019-05-15Bibliographically approved

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