Linguistic Innovation

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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”).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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