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Journal: Journal of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Vol.2, No. 23)

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Page : 29-35

Keywords : diminutive; conceptual category; diminution; smallness; augmentative; suffix.;

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The article presents a survey of the diminutive-related researches and considers diminutive on all the language levels (morphological, lexical and syntactical). It analyzes the principal theories of the development of diminutive’s semantics and draws a distinction line between “smallness” and “diminutive”. Diminutive is viewed versus augmentative and is presented as a conceptual category, a system of semantic criteria which collectively denote diminution of objective characteristics of an object.

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