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THE CATEGORY OF AUGMENTATION IN BULGARIAN AND RUSSIAN AND ITS RENDERING INTO ENGLISH
THE CATEGORY OF AUGMENTATION IN BULGARIAN AND RUSSIAN AND ITS RENDERING INTO ENGLISH

Author(s): Mariya Bagasheva-Koleva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Philology
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: augmentation; diminutiveness; synthetic and analytic expression
Summary/Abstract: Augmentative forms are very expressive and can render different evaluative attitudes with a positive or negative meaning. Languages which are rich in diminutive forms, such as Russian and Bulgarian, have also augmentative forms expressed predominantly by augmentative suffixes, i.e. synthetically. Analytical augmentative formation is also possible, but these forms lack the expressive-emotional connotation. Languages (like English), which have few diminutive but no augmentative suffixes, form augmentation analytically, i.e. by means of adjectival modifiers.

  • Page Range: 102-108
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English