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Lexical Innovation

Publication: Studii și cercetări de onomastică și lexicologie, I (1-2), p. 252
Publisher:Editura Sitech
Abstract:The vocabulary is the most susceptible compartment of language to be subjected to different changes. The lexical units that were subject to these changes of form and/or meaning, representing lexical innovations, can be underlined in so far as they are seen diachronically, because once generalized, they become historical categories. The changes in vocabulary determine the quantitative growth of it, based on words and variants that already exist in language or adaptation and endorsement of words, forms, meanings from other languages. The paper presents different linguistic phenomena that lexical innovations are based on: lexical analogy, hypercorrectness, popular etymology, contamination. Illustrative examples for each of these phenomena are brought into our discussion.
Key words:lexical innovation, analogy, hypercorrectness, popular etymology, contamination
Language: English

Citations to this publication: 1

References in this publication: 4

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