Abstract: “I like reading them [the blogs] because I always find personal writings there. I’m tired of too professional, standard news, articles… blogs are in a way different, and each is unique. They will never die out, at least I hope so.” wrote Zoltán Bíró, a Hungarian blogger once about his own “profession”. In this primarily qualitative paper, I try to point out how the differences between the communication styles of men and women appear in Hungarian blogs and I analyze the entries and the comments from a corpus linguistic perspective. I used a small sample, I analyzed the 5 latest entries and their comments on 20 blogs (10 written by male bloggers and 10 by female bloggers), altogether yielding 54,401 words.
Keywords: blogs, gender linguistics, net linguistics, Hungarian blogosphere, content analysis
Abstract: In my paper I have undertaken to analyse the metaplasms appearing in Lajos Parti Nagy’s volume of poetry entitled Szódalovaglás, published in 1990. My main intention is to identify perhaps the most characteristic means of style creation used by Lajos Parti Nagy, the metaplasms, as well as to examine their role in style creation. I have tried to find out the role of manipulations of phonetic forms in the process of text interpretation, the associations these might raise in the receiver, i.e. the possible style effect of these characteristic features at the different text places.
Keywords: metaplasm, barbarism, adjection, detraction, immutation, transmutation, apocope, systole, syncope, aphaeresis, prothesis, ectasis, epenthesis, paragoge
Abstract: The present paper scrutinizes an interview conducted with a key participant of the Hungarian legislative procedure regulating GMO production by applying the tools of ethnomethodological conversation analysis. It addresses the issues to what extent the speaker identifies himself during the interview with the categories stemming from his profession, how further categories become relevant, how he positions himself overall in communication, what attributes he assigns to his own position, and what role the questions posed by the interviewers play in this process.
Keywords: conversation analysis, social positioning, social categories, interview, communication