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Історія формування економічної лексики на позначення дій та процесів
History of formation of economic vocabulary denoting actions and processes

Author(s): Maryna Navalna, Olga Spys
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Historical Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Університет Григорія Сковороди в Переяславі
Keywords: economic vocabulary; history of formation; processes of trade exchange and payments; lexical borrowings;

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzed the stages of the formation of the economic vocabulary of the Ukrainian language since the Proto-Slavic period and the time of Kyivan Rus until now; it is studied that the processes of trade, exchange, payments have been active; it is stressed which lexical items, that denote economic notions, function today. The study is the first attempt of the complex lexical-semantic analysis of historical aspects of verbs that denote economic actions and processes. It is defined the parameters and place of these verbs in the lexical system of the Ukrainian language, their connection with verbs of other lexical-semantic groups; it is defined thematic groups and analyzed processes in word-building of verbal units, the changes in the semantic structure of the old lexical items. Methods of the study are caused by the need of the complete and comprehensive analysis of the linguistic material. To achieve this goal it was used the method of linguistic observation and the descriptive method. Objective of the study is a lexical-semantic group of verbs of the Ukrainian language that denote economic notions. The verbs denoting actions, processes and states, related to economics, make a large, but diverse in origin and meanings, group of lexical items. In the history of the semantics study of the verb, this group was not separated into individual lexical-semantic group. The verbs of economics combine commonly used lexical items and units of sector term system - economic. By its origin, this group of verbs has an asymmetrical form. Few verbs came from the Proto-Slavic language. They denoted actions related to the purchase and sale and some social actions. Summary and conclusions of the study contribute to a deeper understanding of structural-semantic characteristics of the verb, enrich the theoretical lexicology with new ideas, they form scientific foundations for the systematic study of other groups of linguistic units that takes into account their formal and meaningful features. Theoretical generalizations will be used in further scientific works, which study problems of semantics and word-building.

  • Issue Year: 1/2016
  • Issue No: 28
  • Page Range: 26-32
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Ukrainian