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Lexicon Dynamics in the Mass-Media Language
Lexicon Dynamics in the Mass-Media Language

Author(s): Laura Ionică
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Piteşti
Keywords: dynamics; linguistic norm; semantics; clichés;

Summary/Abstract: The lexicon dynamics deals with the changes that occur in language from a historical stage to another. As part of a living organism, words emerge and fade away, bearing the mark of the linguistic norms. The linguists’ preoccupation with the accuracy of language goes back in time and is related to lexicon, semantics, grammar, spelling etc.The present study is designed as a concise presentation of certain mistakes frequently met in the current written press, with a view to correcting them. Some deviations from the norms are minor, others major, whereas their causes are numerous. Recent loans, neologisms, confusion of styles and excessive use of clichés are only a few aspects to be approached in the present work.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 52-59
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: English