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The formation and expressive use of diminutives

B. V. BratusК№

The formation and expressive use of diminutives

by B. V. BratusК№

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Published by Cambridge U.P. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Russian language -- Diminutives.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] B. V. Bratus.
    SeriesStudies in the modern Russian language,, 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPG2025 .S8 no. 6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 70 p.
    Number of Pages70
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5679838M
    ISBN 100521073618
    LC Control Number69011023

    of the diminutive use. However, there are other semantic charges that this type of suffix can acquire, such as the expression of a positive or negative attitude towards an object or person. The same diminutive affix can indicate both affection, endearment and contempt, which denotes that diminutives . The commonly established general typology of neology and/or neologism includes the distinction between denominative or referential and stylistic or expressive neology, according to the function or aim of the lexical creation in question. The term denominative or referential neology is used to refer to the creation of new lexical units to denominate new concepts, objects or realities, whereas.

    A main topic of this book is the relation of emergence and early development between diminutives and other categories of word formation and inflection. The greater degree of morphological productivity and transparency, as well as phonological saliency, favors the use of diminutives. Philosophy of art - Philosophy of art - Art as expression: The view that “art is imitation (representation)” has not only been challenged, it has been moribund in at least some of the arts since the 19th century. It was subsequently replaced by the theory that art is expression. Instead of reflecting states of the external world, art is held to reflect the inner state of the artist.

    speech pathology sessions combined with home programs that parents can use with their child. Cause of expressive language disorder. For many children, the cause of expressive language disorder is not known. Some children experience difficulties in language development alone, while other areas of their development are progressing as expected. While the suffixes share a number of features, each has developed its own profile, specifically regarding semantic and pragmatic features. In everyday conversation, there is a division of labour between the synthetic and the analytic type of formation concerning the communicative functions of diminutives and their distribution in discourse.


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(Boris Vasilʹevich). Formation and expressive use of diminutives. London: Cambridge University Press, Bratus, B.The formation and expressive use of diminutives [by] B. Bratus Cambridge U.P London Wikipedia Citation Please see Wikipedia's template documentation for.

How diminutives are formed. Typically diminutives are formed by adding either ‘ito‘ or ‘ita‘ to the ending of a noun or adjective. An alternative formation is using ‘cito‘ or ‘cita‘ Keep in mind that diminutives also agree with the gender of the noun in question. The ending of. Diminutives are more frequently used than in English.

Some words only exist in the diminutive form, e.g. "Kaninchen" ("rabbit") derived from Old French word conin, which in turn is from the Latin diminutive cuniculus. The use of diminutives is quite different between the dialects.

The Alemannic dialects for example use the diminutive very often. In his Dictionary of English Grammar (), R.L. Trask points out that the English language "usually forms diminutives by suffixing -y or -ie, often to a reduced form of the source word, as in hanky for a handkerchief, doggie for dog and Tommie for we also use -ette, as in statuette and kitchenette.".

A diminutive is a word that has been modified to convey a slighter degree of its root meaning, to convey the smallness of the object or quality named, or to convey a sense of intimacy or endearment. A diminutive form (abbreviated DIM) is a word-formation device used to express such many languages, such forms can be translated as "little" and diminutives can also be formed as multi.

the diminutives found in Tangkhul and English can be classified under the following types, as shown in the table: i) Derivational suffixation is the prototypical formation process of diminutives. This formation consists of the suffixation of a diminutive morpheme to the word base.

In Tangkhul, the derivational. That English has no diminutives is a common myth. The present study shows, however, that English does possess diminutives, and not only analytic but also synthetic diminutive markers.

Analytic markers include, first and foremost, little, as well as other adjectives from the same word field, whereas the inventory of synthetic markers comprises suffixes as, for instance, -ie, -ette, -let, -kin. Diminutives are much more common in Spanish than they are in English.

Different regions have their own unique ways of creating diminutives, but the most common one is a form of "-ito." To create a diminutive, drop the "-o" or "-a" from just about any noun and add "-ito" or "-ita." Add "-cito" or "-cita" to words not ending in "-o" or "-a".

The peculiarity of Augmentative and Diminutive terminations (with the exception of the Augment. on, which denotes only increase) is that besides the idea of increase or diminution a further disparaging or endearing meaning is implied although not distinctly terminations in many cases substitute the use of adjectives to great advantage, and are largely used by Spaniards.

Diminutives in both Greek and English are closely linked to children's needs and environment, and imply affection and liking through the emphasis of smallness. Their use and connotations extend to adults, especially in Greek, and usually imply the same kind of endearment and affection, sometimes teasing (and rarely, contempt).

A contrastive analysis of nominal diminutives used in modern Slovene and English clearly shows that diminutive formation and use of diminutives in Slovene remain tied to the morphological characteristics of nouns and, consequently, their morpho-logical-lexemic features.

On the other hand, the focus of diminutive formation and. Diminutives in expressive acts Diminutives in vocative acts Translation of sociolinguistic contexts of using diminutives 8.

Conclusions and final remarks Books under analysis References List of figures List of tables Резюме 92 91 91 90 87 87 84 83 81 79 79 78 76 75 71 69 67 66 65 65 In English the formation of diminutives is less productive, however, the expression of diminutiveness is thus transferred to the syntactic level and is, as such, limitless.

The process of personal-name clipping is considered productive in most contemporary languages. This research study is intended to delve into the process of clipped personal names in various languages, with the aim of deciphering convergent motivations underlying the formation of clipped names, and analogous morphological variations.

The article then analyzes the use and meaning of diminutives in context, studied within two corpora: a corpus of traditional tales and a corpus of courteous poems. Diminutive definition, small; little; tiny: a diminutive building for a model-train layout.

See more. If the whole activity of the leaders serves as the expression of the people's will, as some historians suppose, then all the details of the court scandals contained in the biographies of a Napoleon or a Catherine serve to express the life of the nation, which is evident nonsense; but if it is only some particular side of the activity of an historical leader which serves to express the people's.

diminutives. The child's use of diminutive word forms is analyzed quantitatively and compared with her mother's use. This comparison reveals a high correspondence between the child's and the mother's use, i.a.

in terms of the frequency of the various allomorphs in. Diminutives are often described as the morphological means used for expressive purposes such as communicating different sorts of emotions, attitudes, connotations.

Diminutives (- let, - y and mini-) - English Grammar Today - a reference to written and spoken English grammar and usage - Cambridge Dictionary.When altering words to indicate smallness or show affection, this is know as diminutive. On the other side, augmentative nouns indicate something large or undesirable.

Spanish diminutives (-ito/-ita): To form a diminutive, you need to drop the -o or -a from any noun and add -ito / -ita, which is the most common diminutive ending.