Functional semantics of univerbs in Russian sociolects

Abstract: 

The article contains the results of a multi-aspect analysis of semantics of univerbs in Russian sociolects in the light of the functional approach. The research is based upon the extensive linguistic data of the most recognized dictionaries of the Russian jargon and aims to extend the conception of the linguistic, communicative and cognitive nature of univerbation. Overall, the work is theoretical. The authors substantiate the differentiation of the two functional varieties of univerbation, and characterize functionally determined properties of derivational and lexical semantics of univerbs. The results of the research include the determination of the role which jargon univerbs play in the lexico-semantic categorization of the Russian language.

Key words: 

semantics, univerbation, word-formation, theory of nomination, jargon, sociolects.

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