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Proper Name in Different Types of Discourse (Based on English Neologisms). P. 83–89

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Section: Philology

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81’33:81’373.43+811.111

Authors

Veronika V. Katermina
Kuban State University;
ul. Stavropol’skaya 149, Krasnodar, 350040, Russian Federation; e-mail: rector@kubsu.ru

Abstract

The article is devoted to the analysis of English neologisms with the proper name component in different types of discourse. A language functions in a society which, developing and evolving as a system, requires support of the language to reflect the changes taking place and thereby stimulates linguistic processes. It should be noted that vocabulary is directly related to the phenomena of the real world; that is why it is the vocabulary that reflects all the changes occurring in the public life, which inevitably leads to the formation of new names. Neologisms in the discursive paradigm are of particular interest to scholars as words in this sphere should be expressive and capture the audience’s attention. For this purpose, lexical units capable of fulfilling a certain communicative task are often formed. Studying such words allows us to trace complex linguistic processes, a mixture of intra- and extralinguistic phenomena, as well as the influence of the latter on various links in the language structure. The article underlines that neologisms with proper names in their composition realize through their space those categories that are common to the representatives of a certain people and those boundaries that are set for them to perceive and analyse the world around them. Analysing coin words can help us understand what features a linguistic personality considers being typical and specific of his/her people. Moreover, through description of cultural interpretation of the units under study, conceptual values of a people based on their mentality and typical traits can be singled out. This material allows us to identify key models of word formation as well as the most frequent stylistic devices producing the desired effect on the audience due to their significant emotional potential.

Keywords

proper name, English neologism, type of discourse, stylistic device
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