New Internet Poetry as a Space of Language Games

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The article deals with a word game phenomenon in the space of the Internet poetry. The aim of the paper is to identify the most common types of word (in general - language) games that affect the morphological level of language. In the focus of our study are different modifications of morphological norms in the Internet poetry texts posted on and Graphomanam.NET (free publication sites). On the basis of the obtained data, the most frequent transformations are identified, including contextual change in the word morphological characteristics, distortion of categorical features and creation of atypical non-morphological word-building models.

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Ju V Bartosh

Vitebsk State University named after P.M. Masherov

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Post-Graduate Student

33, Moskovskij prospect, Vitebsk, 210038, Republic of Belarus


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