Shchenikova E.V. Modern Word-Formation Processes in the Field of Adverbs and State-of-Being Words (Based on the Material of Internet Forums)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2022.1.2

Elena V. Shchenikova

Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor, Department of Modern Russian Language and General Linguistics, National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod

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Abstract. The article focuses on current word-formation processes in the Russian language and the role of adverbs and state-of-being words involved. The Runet forum discourse presents a favourable medium for such processes. The author analyzes new derivatives in the above-mentioned parts of speech found in different Internet thematic forums and present the structural and semantic characteristics of such units with some elements of pragmatic and stylistic analysis. The ways of word-formation revealed in the available sample are considered successively. The most productive word-formation models, derivative stems, affixes, related stylistic devices, etc., are pointed out. It was found out that the most productive way is suffixation, while pure combination, fusion and the prefix-suffixal mode also display noticeable productivity. The status of the suffix -en'ko is discussed. It demonstrates a particular activity within the sample as it is involved in the realization of several word-formation methods at once. We note the frequent use in derivational processes of the stems and affixes evaluating the size (there are both diminutives and magnifying ones), as well as the abundance of various anomalies associated with the creation of new words: alternate steps; oxymoronic, pleonastic, stylistically contrasting combination of derivational units in the derivative word; abnormal graphical/orphographic representation of new derivatives, etc.

Key words: word formation, word-building neologism, adverb, state-of-being word, forum discourse.

Citation. Shchenikova E.V. Modern Word-Formation Processes in the Field of Adverbs and State-of-Being Words (Based on the Material of Internet Forums). Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2. Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2022, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 17-29. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2022.1.2

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