Linguistic Innovation

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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We are accustomed to thinking of the period as one of swift and far-reaching stylistic and linguistic innovation and change, but Lucy Munro's stimulating new book makes us aware of how extensively early modern writers were attracted to diction, syntax, and poetic lines that evoked times past.
This is the great thing about This Is How You Lose Her: here is genuine linguistic innovation that is unpretentious and alive, and the resulting stories are funny, brilliantly observed, and devastatingly real.
Moronically muddling two bland cliches is regarded as true linguistic innovation.
Liudmila Zubova, for one, chooses to focus on linguistic innovation in poetry because "poets are, of all people, most sensible to language," and their "sensitivity to their era and language allows them to express themselves in new words vividly and precisely" (p.
But to understand what he wishes to say about linguistic innovation in Joyce's final novel, one must first come to terms with Beckett's own style of criticism, playfully elusive in distorting its background material.
Discipline envy, she writes, is evidence of "an exhilarating intellectual curiosity," and jargon is necessary linguistic innovation, without which "we speak and read a dead language.
And some have taken to holding the letter "g" (for "gay") next to the chin as a recent linguistic innovation.
Written in a climate of rigorous philological debate, On Heroes and Hero-Worship sought through rhetorical eccentricity and linguistic innovation to resist the mechanization of language as a source of cultural meaning.
And while they stress the important role played by linguistic innovation in contemporary feminist speculative writings, they also show a degree of frustration with what is actually achieved.
Nevertheless, there are certain grammatical realizations within this section of the text which might point to the linguistic innovation in demonstrative and grammatical gender systems which many scholars would assume are consonant with the gradual spread of new usages from the heavily Scandinavianized North into the Midlands during the period.
We find here not only a distinguished record of research in the form of Epstein's now classic essays - |The role of the urban courts', |Tribal elders to trade unions', |The network and urban social organisation', |Gossip, norms, and the social network' - but also work exploring what has come to be his abiding interest in ethos and identity, namely essays on linguistic innovation and culture, the Jehovah Witnesses, and aspects of oral aggression.