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Съвременният гръцки език – динамика и перспективи
Modern Greek - Dynamics and Perspectives

Author(s): Desislava Yordanova-Petrova
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies
Keywords: Greek language; dynamic; language changes; neologisms

Summary/Abstract: This article explores some of the dynamic processes that are taking place in the modern Greek and which are characterized by certain changes in its structure. The changes under consideration are divided into two main categories: a) changes in the grammar system of the language, and b) changes on the lexical level. As far as the first category is concerned, there are some changes that have been reflected in a number of popular textbooks and Greek language teaching aids, as the changes have been followed in their editions over the years. In particular, some changes have been studied in the verb and pronoun systems of contemporary Greek. Concerning the second category, there are number of neologisms that have entered the Greek language in recent years, the different types of foreign as well as Greek neologisms, and also those that are the product of different word-forming processes (eg neologisms with a foreign basis and a Greek suffix). Neologisms are spread over thematic areas such as computer technology and the Internet, telecommunications and the media, politics, economics, medicine, culture, sports, etc. The brief review of the changes under consideration implies the conclusion that the Greek language is not an exception among the other languages - there are analogous and equally dynamic processes characterized by various changes in the field of grammar and vocabulary as the development of human society is constantly changing our surrounding reality, which naturally leads to changes in the language - the main means of reflecting this reality.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 188-201
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Bulgarian