Verbal Clichés and Their Use in Everyday Speech – a Few Semantic, Syntactic and Pragmatic Considerations
The complexity of the human language manifested through the multiple forms of transmitting a message in a communication was, is and will be perceived by the speakers of a language, but at the same time it was, is and will be studied by linguists in general, and by pragmatists in particular. The major differences between what is said through a linguistic material and what is actually intended to be conveyed, and the countless ways in which this can be achieved are a rich study material. Linguistic ambiguities in daily conversations are also created due to verbal clichés which are so widely used in daily, political, and media discourse. In this paper, we will refer both to meaning, context and ambiguity, the three essential elements for the creation, conveyance, reception and especially interpretation of a message, and to the importance of the semantic, morphological, syntactic and pragmatic features in the formulation of verbal clichés, in the formation of the wooden language.
 DOOM. Dicţionarul ortografic, ortoepic şi morfologic al limbii române (Orthographic, Orthoepic and Morphological Dictionary of the Romanian Language).Bucureşti: Editura Univers Enciclopedic; 2007.
 Slama-Cazacu T. Limba de lemn (Wooden Language) România literară. București; 1991.
 Slama-Cazacu T. Stratageme comunicaţionale şi manipularea (Communication Strategies and Manipulation).Iaşi: Polirom; 2000.
 Tabarcea C. Ars ornandi cum adjectivis. Dilema. 1993 Apr;I (13).
 Thom F. Limba de lemn (Wooden Language). Bucureşti : Editura Humanitas; 1993.
 Vlad C. Textul aisberg (The iceberg text). Cluj-Napoca: Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă; 2000.
 Realitatea Romanesca. [Internet]. [12 June 2016]. Available from: http://www.realitatearomaneasca.ro/content.php
Copyright (c) 2017 LUMEN Proceedings
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Selection and peer-review under responsibility of the Organizing Committee of the conference.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 Unported License, permitting all non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.