THE [SAME] IN THE JOURNALISTIC SUB-STYLE OF THE STANDARD MACEDONIAN LANGUAGE
The subject of the paper is the incorect independent use of istiot/a/o/e [the same] instead of noun or pronoun in the texts from the journalistic sub-style. The research has a qualitative paradigm and a descriptive design. The sample consists of various electronic edition of the daily newspaper “Vecher” [Evening] and other electronic sources published in 2017 and 2018. The methods for processing the data and gaining conclusions are analysis, synthesis and comparison. The research confirms incorect independent use of istiot/a/o/e [the same] and shows that this lexical unit develops a new meaning and a new usage, which are in opposition to the language’s norm. The reasons for this can be seen in the analogy with the meaning and the usage of the lexical unit samiot/a/o/e [itself] as well as in the influence from the Serbian, Croatian and the Bosnian language.