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Kalbos reikšinių vertinimo laipsniai
Types of evaluation of language features

Author(s): Rita Miliūnaitė
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: prescriptive grammar

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the article is to introduce a system of degrees of evaluation of language features which, if applied in normative grammar, could enhance the consistency of prescriptive work and the effectiveness of language recommendations. The degrees of evaluation reflect different types of relationship between the language features involved and the codified norms of the standard language. In assigning them, the features of these norms are taken into account, viz. variation, stability, language change, functional and stylistic differentiation etc. The author discusses four degrees of evaluation, defines their basic features and looks at how they work out in practice.

  • Issue Year: 2003
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 97-103
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Lithuanian