THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES OF RESEARCHING DIMINUTIVEJournal: Journal of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Vol.2, No. 23)
Publication Date: 2015-09-25
Authors : E.Ye. Mintsys; Yu.B. Mintsys;
Page : 29-35
Keywords : diminutive; conceptual category; diminution; smallness; augmentative; suffix.;
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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