AWEJ Volume.4 Number.3, 2013 Pp.5-13
Linguistic Substitution as Verbal Dynamism
College of Languages & Translation
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Linguistic substitution is one of the most prolific and widespread processes in language use. All dialects resort to it for various purposes. An Arabic cross-dialectal investigation of this phenomenon shows the versatility of the processes reflected in substitution, and brings out all the robustness of dialectal verbal dynamism. Most of the processes involved in substitution are generally a result of applications in linguistic economy.
Keywords: : linguistic substitution; Arabic dialects; metonymy; lexical creation; antiphrasis.