The influence of the state language on the language use of students studying in Hungarian higher education in Transcarpathia Until now, linguists dealing with student language use have not been able to clearly define what exactly the term student language means: the full usage of lan-guage by school-age young people, or the use of language related to school life, including the names of educational units, subjects, teaching aids and grades. How-ever, they overwhelmingly agree that relatively identical attributes characterize students’ language use within the borders of the country. The state languages of the individual countries have an increased influence on the Hungarian language outside Hungary’s borders, and this influence affects the students’ language as well. Research on this subject has consistently shown that students’ language use is not free from contact effects either. Within the framework of the present paper, based on the results of sociolinguis-tic research, I try to examine the extent to which the effect of the state language appears in the student language in the narrower sense, among students studying in Hungarian higher education in Transcarpathia. Keywords: Transcarpathia, Hungarian language, state language, loan elements, student language, higher education

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