Kutʼkova A.V. Parlache Jargon as an Integral Part of Colombian Modern Spanish
The article analyzes functioning of parlache jargon as an integral part of Colombia’s modern vernacular. This sociolinguistic phenomenon made its appearance in the 1980s as a cant spoken by marginal groups in Medellín. It quickly became a means for emotional expression, imagery, euphemisms and wordplay – an integral part of everyday communication of modern Medellín, with some lexical items current elsewhere in the country and beyond.