IDIOMATICITY IN INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES: 
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IDIOMATICITY IN INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES: ENGLISH AND ALBANIAN CASE (IDIOMS AND DISCOURSE)
IDIOMATICITY IN INDO-EUROPEAN LANGUAGES: ENGLISH AND ALBANIAN CASE (IDIOMS AND DISCOURSE)

Author(s): Suela Koça, Ali Jashari
Subject(s): Language studies
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: idioms; discourse; English; Albanian
Summary/Abstract: Idiomaticity is a common feature of Indo-European languages. The aim of this paper is to highlight a new perspective on the classification of English and Albanian idioms (and other fixed expressions) according to their functions in discourse. These text functions of idioms may be classified according to the way they contribute to the content and overall structure of a certain text. The roles idioms have in real-time discourse are no less significant than their lexical, syntactic and semantic characteristics. Being based on the theories and classifications of some English scholars (M. A. K. Halliday, C.Fernando, R. Moon), we have tried to make a classification of Albanian idioms as well. The examples we have classified are collected from English and Abanian novels.