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Les formes du discours répété dans la dynamique de formation des mots
Forms of Repeated Discourse in the Dynamics of Word Formation

Author(s): Ala Sainenco
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Lietuvos edukologijos universitetas
Keywords: word formation; speech act; forms of repeated discourse; motivation of words; synthetic nominative units; polysynthetic nominative structures.

Summary/Abstract: The hypothesis of the study, the results of which are presented in this article, is that the language-related activities aiming at forming new words cannot be separated from the communicative activity. The author claims that at the structural level, the results of the word formation activity have the form of synthetic nominative units or polysynthetic nominative structures. The latter represent forms of repeated discourse. The author concludes that the socialized polysynthetic nominative structures (forms of repeated discourse), just like synthetic nominative units, have entered the vocabulary and other new words are formed from them. Forming these new lexical units is motivated by communicative needs, which are realized at the level of vocabulary through nominative structures and expressive restructuring. Thus, the creation of new polysynthetic nominative structures from the existing ones is motivated by nominative needs, while the creation of synthetic nominative units on the same basis is motivated by expressive needs.

  • Issue Year: 14/2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 128-131
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: French