Language of sport vs. the expression of emotions − a new (?) research perspective

Beata Grochala

Uniwersytet Łódzki


Emotions in the language of sport have been studied primarily from the perspective
of the language of commentators, especially television. This article presents a different
approach to emotions in the language of sport. On the one hand, the analysis of the
language of on-line relations and, on the other hand, the language of supporters were
analysed. The latter is considered ugly, vulgar and full of offensive terms. On the basis
of the inscriptions on the walls and songs of sports fans, an attempt was made to prove
that this is not always the case. This article is an attempt to show a new direction in
the study of emotions in the language of sport, i.e. taking into account the perspective
of a general recipient (not just the media recipient).


the language of sport, expression of emotions, media recipient, sports relationship

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Grochala, B. (2019). Language of sport vs. the expression of emotions − a new (?) research perspective. Prace Językoznawcze, 21(4), 19–29.

Beata Grochala 
Uniwersytet Łódzki


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