Maďarčina na Slovensku - štúdia z variačnej sociolingvistiky

István Lanstyák
2002 Czech Sociological Review  
This paper provides an overview of some questions concerning the research on contact varieties of Hungarian in Slovakia conducted by the author and his associates. First the author specifies some demographical and sociological characteristics of the bilingual (Hungarian-Slovak) speech community of the autochtonous Hungarian minority in Slovakia and later he shows that they have an impact on the way these speakers use the Hungarian language. It is not only the second language of the speakers,
more » ... of the speakers, Slovak, which influences the way Hungarian is spoken in Slovakia. Other factors include the minority status and context as well as issues related to bilingualism in general. However, the impact of these factors can best be shown by using sociolinguistic methods of data collection and analysis, as differences between the varieties of Hungarian spoken by the monolingual Hungarian speech community in Hungary and those spoken by the bilingual Hungarian speech community in Slovakia are statistically demonstrable and interpretable within a variationist Labovian framework. The author provides some examples from one study, which shows the influence of social, linguistic and contextual factors on the speech of two groups of bilingual secondary school students in Slovakia and one group of monolingual secondary school students in Hungary.
doi:10.13060/00380288.2002.38.4.02 fatcat:s54lvpfy5vb4jmr6s22rxilzae