"Renumeraţie mică..."
"Small Renumeration..."

Author(s): G.I. Tohăneanu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Uniunea Scriitorilor din România
Keywords: neologism; language; synonymy; salary; wages; retribution; lexicology

Summary/Abstract: G. I. Tohăneanu uses one of Caragiale's famous (and intentionally hilarious) lines: "Small renumeration..." as a starting point for a thorough analysis of language. The linguistic confusion begins with the misuse of a neologism by a less cultivated character in "A Lost Letter". The study focuses on the Romanian synonymic series used to denote the sum of money one receives in recognition of one's services or merits.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 28
  • Page Count: 1
  • Language: Romanian