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Lietvārdu lokatīva formu desemantizēšanās lietišķajos rakstos
Desemantization of locative case forms in business writing

Author(s): Inta Urbanoviča
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics, Baltic Languages
Published by: Latvijas Universitātes Akadēmiskais apgāds
Keywords: interference; lietišķās valodas paveids; lietišķais stils; šabloniskums; šablons; pleonasms; desemantizēšanās;

Summary/Abstract: Stereotypes (cliches and samples) are one of the typical business register features, that are necessary for exact and explicit communication in business and low sphere, but they can be reason for desemantization of lexical units. Noun forms of locative case (for example, apjomā, apmērā, attiecībā, gadījumā, nolūkā, rezultātā, sakarā, sakarībā, saskaņā) are frequently used in business register and they are stereotyped as the result of interference. The main conclusion of this article – these forms have lost their initial lexical and grammatical meaning and functioned as prepositions or conjunctions.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 107-117
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Latvian