Our work is situated within the intellectual activities of discourse and rhetoric. In this work, we are trying to scrutinize rhetorical lexis in the traditional heritage, in the light of recent literature on lexical sciences. We have realized that classical scholars did not use to have a clear representation of rhetorical semantics. The study of lexis used to be fuzzy and the concepts were different. Despite this fact, classical scholars were able to produce important lexical and semantic work characterized by the movement of lexis till the fifth century. Recent scholars have been using it as an important reference in their encyclopedic works, especially with the advance of recent linguistic vocabulary resulting from different linguistic theories that are related to semantic studies and discourse analysis. They have rendered lexical research a well-established science labeled “Lexical science “ as it is a practical morphological study of the term related to the concept.
MovementLexisDiscourseRhetorical lexisLexical scienceHeritageConceptMorphology
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