In English, mostly the speaking language is more casual than thewriting language which is more formal and also keeps eyes uponthe tenses and grammar, whereas in speaking we do not botherabout the grammar and tenses until speaker and listener are able tocommunicate. But we observed that this slang language is not onlyinformal but also even more contracted that the speaking English.
Pakistan is multi-linguistic country where many types of languagesare spoken, and in Baluchistan this effect is very prominent.Therefore we want to see that how much this type of environmentis affecting the bases of English. These observations invoke us tofind the reasons of spreading of slang language? How many peopleuse slang words? Large no. of people are using slang their must bea reason behind it? How many people understand these type ofwords? How much it is affecting our professional documents?
After discussing with our teacher we came up with the followingresearch questions:
How many people are using slang words?
Why do people use slang words? What is the reason behind it?
How much slang words are affecting the English of people using it?
Through R.Q.1 we tried to find that how many people are usingslang words, and also that the slang words are not confined to onegender, or to one profession. In R.Q.2 we tried to find that why thisslang language is getting common in our everyday life. What arethe causes behind using this slang language instead ofconventional English or any other language. With the help of R.Q.3we make an effort to analyze the impact of slang on the English ofusers, that how slang language have helped or hindered them.
Definition of slang
There are many definitions of the word slang but we are concernedthese ones.
Tong, McIntyre and Silmon (1997) in the journal named
Journal of Correctional Education” describes
shorthand, coded terminology that develops within social groups or whenindividuals regularly interact in a certain setting or context over a longperiod of time.