Innovation, Linguistic

Innovation, Linguistic

 

new phenomena in language, primarily in morphology, which emerge under the influence of various factors. In Russian, examples include the loss of the singular oblique case forms of the Russian word ditia, “child,” or the rise of parallel forms of the present tense for verbs (for example, Russian poloshchut/poloskaiut, “they rinse,” and bryzzhut/bryzgaiut, “they splash”).

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