Paradigmatic Equivalence

Paradigmatic Equivalence



Defined by Popovič as “equivalence of the elements of a paradigmatic expressive axis upon the stylistic level as a system of expressive elements”. The terms paradigmatic is used to refer to the complete “expressive system”, or in other words, the entire range of expressive possibilities from which the actual items found in a given text are drawn. This type of equivalence is not identical with “lexical synonymical equivalence” (one of several kinds of linguistic equivalence), as it involves a “hierarchically higher stylistic category”.