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Сокращение как неотъемлемый атрибут Интернет-коммуникации немецкоязычной молодежи

Россихина М. Ю., Быков А. А.

The article deals with the problem of the Internet-communication of German youth nowadays, in particular, the peculiarities of using abbreviations. Abbreviations include acronyms and apocopes. Special attention is focused on the abbreviations borrowed from the English language. Use of abbreviations appears to be a general tendency in the youth sociolect of the German, English, French and Russian languages. For every case examples are given from popular websites, youth forums, and from dictionaries.