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НЯКОИ ОСОБЕНОСТИ НА БЛАГОЕВГРАДСКИТЕ ПРЯКОРНИ ИМЕНА
SOME FEATURES OF NICKNAMES IN BLAGOEVGRAD

Author(s): Radoslav Tsonev
Subject(s): Language studies, Lexis
Published by: ЮГОЗАПАДЕН УНИВЕРСИТЕТ »НЕОФИТ РИЛСКИ«
Keywords: nicknames; semantic motivation; word-formation; slang
Summary/Abstract: The article examines some features of nicknames in Blagoevgrad - their semantic mo-tivation and word-formation. Most of the nicknames are used with semantically changed (narrowed or expanded) meaning. Outstanding are the nicknames that have completely opposite semantic mo-tivation for its creation. Overall the word-formative models for the creation of Blagoevgrad nick-names coincide with the ways of word-formation in youth speech.