A mai magyar szleng használatának és alakulásának nyelvi és társadalmi okai
Linguistic and social motivation of usage and formation of the Hungarian slang nowadays The study offers a brief survey of the formation and judgement of the Hungarian slang until now. The first part of the paper presents many linguistic and social causes of using slang for example the desire for excelling, to strengthen the cohesion in the group and to be distinguished from other groups. Just because of its conspicious and uncommon character, a word or an expression in slang can easily turn into common then a linguistic trend, however this process contrasts with the original functions of slang. By this time the usage of slang became so frequent and accepted that only such sociolinguistic factors can make an end of it like usage appropriation, linguistic judgement and linguistic attitude. In connection with its frequency a problem comes up: are young people as the main users of slang able to switch between slang and standard? Is standard vocabulary still so active in their mental lexicon that it doesn’t have a negative effect on their communication because of the mentioned sociolinguistic factors? According to the examples quoted in the study our answer must be: not sure.