French borrowings in the Russian phraseology of the 18th century Cover Image

Французские заимствования в русской фразеологии xviii века
French borrowings in the Russian phraseology of the 18th century

Author(s): Alexander Bierich
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Eastern Slavic Languages, Philology
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Rusycytyczne
Keywords: comparative linguistics; borrowings; phraseology; Russian language; French language; historical linguistics

Summary/Abstract: The present article is devoted to different types of French phraseological borrowings in the Russian language of the 18th century. Lexical borrowings mostly preserve their material content in the borrowing language, whereas phraseological units as a rule become loantranslations. Due to this fact it is complicated to prove whether the given phraseological unit is a borrowing or not. The present article suggests a methodology for differentiation of phraseological loan-translations from the parallel idiomatic units that appeared directly in the borrowing language. On the basis of the suggested methodology the author determines the structure of French borrowings in the Russian phraseology of the 18th century.

  • Issue Year: 4/2008
  • Issue No: 124
  • Page Range: 70-79
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Russian