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Lexical Layers of Identity : Words, Meaning, and Culture in the Slavic Languages - Danko Sipka

Lexical Layers of Identity

Words, Meaning, and Culture in the Slavic Languages

Hardcover Published: 26th April 2019
ISBN: 9781108492713
Number Of Pages: 282

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Focusing on Slavic languages, Danko Sipka provides a systematic approach to lexical indicators of cultural identity. In contrast to existing research, which focuses heavily on syntactic and phonological approaches, Sipka's approach is novel, more systematic and encompassing, and postulates three lexical layers of cultural identity: deep, exchange, and surface. The deep layer pertains to culture-specific words, divisions, and features that are generally not subject to change and intervention. The exchange layer includes lexical markers of cultural influences resulting from lexical borrowing, which situates the speakers into various cultural circles. This layer is subject to gradual changes and some limited level of intervention from linguistic elites is possible. Finally, the surface layer encompasses the processes and consequences of lexical planning. It is subject to abrupt changes and it is shaped in constant negotiation between linguistic elites and general body of speakers.

ISBN: 9781108492713
ISBN-10: 1108492711
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 26th April 2019
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.55

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