An Online Journal of Modern Philology ISSN 1214-5505

Keyword: idiom

Some functional differences between idioms and ‘single words’

Marek Havrila

2009-03-08 • Linguistics • ISO reference

The article presents a selective overview of functional and pragmatic differences between idiomatic and ‘single words’ expressions. The author focuses on differences in stylistic and cultural values, semantic implicatures, and effects on facilitation and organization of communication.

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