Analytic language


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Related to Analytic language: Synthetic language, Polysynthetic language, Fusional language, Isolating language
a noninflectional language or one not characterized by grammatical endings.

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Indeed, Theweleit applies the analytic language of the most adult, "male" world (by his definition) to the description of object-choice: a man's partner is a question of "strategy," of instruments, uses, and ends, of payoff, payout, and payback - all unconscious to be sure, but impossible without reference to rationalities of the social system really learned (at least in modern Western society) only in adolescence.
To do so necessarily involves examining what, precisely, the listener hears (or is asked to hear) and how the analytic language reflects that hearing.
The study shows that English has shifted from being a fully synthetic toward an analytic language through assimilation and analogy.