AWEJ Volume.4 Number.3, 2013                                                                          Pp.5-13

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Linguistic Substitution as Verbal Dynamism

 Noureddine Guella

College of Languages & Translation
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Abstract

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.

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Professor Noureddine Guella studied Linguistics in England where he earned his Bachelor of
Linguistics, his Master’s Degree and his Ph.D. Professor Guella is the author of several
publications, in French and in English, in the field of General and Applied Linguistics, and in
different areas of Arabic Dialectology.