Challenges in understanding media discourse on drugs: use of slang

Desislava Toneva
2016 Studies in Linguistics, Culture and FLT  
The primary goal of every news media is to produce such news items that would retain the interest of the regular readers and attract the attention of new and greater audiences. in order to achieve this goal they occasionally resort to the use of slang. Slang, however, might be difficult to understand especially for a non-native speaker of the language. That is why its understanding can be challenging and sometimes reference to dictionaries might be necessary for the meaning to be grasped. The
more » ... m of this paper is to analyze the slang terms referring to different types of drugs which occur in the discourse of the Bulgarian and the British media.
doi:10.46687/silc.2016.v01.017 fatcat:bu6rvqyhffbyblvk6qpjggudjm