Profesjolekt branży turystycznej, czyli o specyficznych cechach zawodowego języka turystyki
The professiolect of tourism industry. Specificity of the professional language of tourism
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While economists, sociologists, geographers, psychologists and anthropologists have been systematically and successfully investigating many aspects of tourism for many years already, only recently there has been a growing awareness of the sociolinguistic nature of tourism and several linguists decided to remedy the deficiency. The paper is dedicated to an in-depth treatment of one particular dimension of the more complex language of tourism, namely to the professiolect of tourism industry. The objective of the study was to provide an overview of the major characteristics, including terms, expressions and textual traits of the professional language of tourism coined and used by staff and experts specializing in creation of tourism products and in management of the travelers’ flows and tourist accommodation establishments. The research findings show that there are several characteristic features of the tourist professiolect, among which frequent linguistic borrowings from other languages, mainly English, neologisms, semantic extensions, nominal style, abbreviations and acronyms.
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