Eurożargon. Czy istnieje europejska nowomowa?
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Eurojargon. Is there a European Newspeak? Century
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This article is an attempt to approach the idea of the European Union and its functioning in the framework of language, by means of semantic analysis of the main concepts of Eurojargon. The activity of the European Union, which runs into over half a century and includes official meetings, negotiations, countless documents and regulations, has contributed to the creation of abundant terminology. Official (given by the European Union) name for this terminology is Eurojargon. This phenomenon is presented in the framework of general EU terminology. The paper presents the results of an analysis of the main terms within Eurojargon. This specific mode of communication aims at nominalization of reality, and thus gives European Union a status of a separate “entity”, as its highlights its specificity and uniqueness, as well as its mission of European integration. The article also covers to some extent the impact of Eurojargon on the Polish language and finally answers the question, whether Eurojargon can be perceived as a kind of European “newspeak”.
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