Czyś ty zksiężyca spadł? — the expressions of amazement in student language
The article focuses on the issue of expressiveness of the students’ language and, in particular, on the ways in which they signal amazement. Amazement is atype of emotion that constitutes areaction to something unexpected, surprising, unforeseeable, unknown and shocking. Positive and negative emotions of students are primarily connected with school as an educational institution (and, for example, grades, tests and quizzes). Expressiveness is the basic feature of the language of students who attended schools not only at the beginning of the 21st century, but also in the 20th century. This is visible in dictionaries of student jargon published in this and the previous century. In student language amazement is visible in language resources that either refer to the nonverbal means of expression or to the verbal reaction. In consequence, such expression of amazement involves different means of exposition of this emotion: 1) as averbal expression of the nonverbal emotion, 2) as averbal reaction (to somebody/something unexpected and shocking).