Hello, everybody! My name is Anastasia. I’m a 5th year student from Russia and I write my graduate work on the usage of argo by students (“any specialized vocabulary or set of expressions used by a particular group or class and not widely understood by mainstream society”). Your help will be appreciated. Please, take a few minutes to answer the following questions… QUESTIONNAIRE 1) Gender: ________________ 2) Male: __________________ 3) Do you know what argo is? a. Yes b. No 4) What do you think about English students’ argo? a. funny b. creative c. strange d. rough e. offensive f. other: ________________ 5) Do you use argotisms speaking with your friends in order to conceal the real meaning of words from others? a. Yes b. No 6) What are other purposes (reasons) of your argo use? a. for fun b. to stand out c. to fit in a group d. to seem more “cool” in the eyes of friends e. to express opinion more clearly and shortly f. it’s a habit g. it is an easy way to express emotions h. other: _________________ 7) How often do you use argo words? a. often b. rarely c. never 8) Do your friends use such words in college/university? a. Yes b. No 9) Can you list 10 (but 15 would be even better) students’ argo words that come to your mind? 1) - 2) - 3) - 4) - 5) - 6) - 7) - 8) - 9) - 10) - 10) Can you list 10 (or 15) students’ argo words that you use most often? 1) - 2) - 3) - 4) - 5) - 6) - 7) - 8) - 9) - 10) - 11) From whom did you learn these argotisms? a. groupmates b. friends c. teachers d. TV e. Internet f. other: ____________________ 12) Maybe you create argo phrases concerning students’ life of your own? a. Yes, and namely: b. No 13) How do you call the following things: a. university / college subjects – b. teachers – c. groupmates – d. training courses – e. control works – f. examining session – g. components of student life – 14) What peculiarities of argo words among students can you name? Many thanks for your time and effort to complete the questionnaire. I really appreciate it.