FORMATION OF WORDS ON THE EMIC LEVEL

  • Nino Kemertelidze GrigolRobakidze University, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Liana Koroshinadze GrigolRobakidze University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Abstract

The main function of word-formation is to meet the requirements of a speech community. In linguistics, word formation is creation of a new word. There are different ways of forming new words in linguistics. But the aim of this paper is not to discuss formations on etic level. It aims at showing how words that do not belong to language (to say otherwise those that cannot be found on etic level), are formed in speech. Due to phonological, morphological, morphonological and semantic restraints, formation of some kinds of words is restricted on the etic level though, the emic level is free from such restrictions. Such kind of formations can quite freely be used in fiction. They are used by a writer in certain cases and for certain purposes as occasional formations. It is also possible, such formations to be transferred to the etic level and become the possession of language. But some of them stay as occasional formations

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Published
2016-01-04
How to Cite
Kemertelidze, N., & Koroshinadze, L. (2016). FORMATION OF WORDS ON THE EMIC LEVEL. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 11(10). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2015.v11n10p%p