A Diachronic and Source Approach of Phraseological Units – Theories of Definition, Criteria and Structure Analysis in English and Albanian Language

Lorena Robo


This study defines and synthesizes the basic and profound nature of phraseological units (idioms) in English and Albanian. It uses descriptive research and analysis of idiom occurrence in both languages and interpretation of their similarities and differences. The findings of this study are given in a detailed and considerable perspective of both languages. It has outlined the typical sources and the diachronic approach of phraseological units, indicating typical characteristics of them.The present paper focuses on the diachronic and resource approach in a comparative way in both languages. The paper aimed at discussing the quality of different approaches of idiom definition and theories from the perspective of two different nation’s cultural and geographical outlook. It gives a deep sight in the diachronic approach and analysis of idioms by presenting the main sources in English and Albanian language. It sought to examine the criteria of idiomaticity, stability and word equivalency, idiom motivation, grammatical and lexical valence of words in uniting them into word-groups. The study further relies on principles of classification of idioms. It reports certain features of idioms and it also presents idiom variation in language. This paper discusses the structure analysis of idioms, ways of forming phraseological units as a means of language creativity and nation spiritual reflection. The study further finds the meeting points in languages. It aims to explore the importance of achieving of semantic and structural identity in language.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n9p589

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