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Фоносимволизм и мотивированность слова в художественном тексте
Phonosymbolism and Motivation of Word in Literary Text

Author(s): T.V. Buzanova, L.V. Vladimirova
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Semantics, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет
Keywords: phonosymbolism; phonetic motivation; reetymologization; loan words;

Summary/Abstract: The paper considers the role of phonosemantics in the process of adaptation of loan words and proper names in the Russian language. The authors have aimed to trace what factors – proper linguistic and extralinguistic – influence the development of the Russian language vocabulary. Special attention has been paid to the phenomenon of “folk etymology” (“reetymologization”) described at the time by representatives of the Kazan linguistic school. The conditions necessary for the loan word to assimilate in the target language and to successfully function in it have also been considered. The importance of phonetic motivation for loan words due to the absence of any other types of motivation during the transition from language to language has been emphasized. The paper focuses on studying of the relativeness of sound and meaning in the language consciousness. Currently, this relativeness has been theoretically substantiated and experimentally proved by both foreign and Russian researchers (N.I. Gorelov, A.P. Zhuravlev, S.V. Voronin, et al.).

  • Issue Year: 158/2016
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 1384-1391
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian