Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences / Formation of Russian-Culture-Orientated English

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Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences. 2012 5 (6)
Kabakchi, Victor V.
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Kabakchi, Victor V. : St.Petersburg University of Economics and Finance , 21 Sadovaya st., St. Petersburg, 191023 Russia , e-mail:
functional dualism; interlinguoculturology; culturonyms; idioculturonyms: idionyms & xenonyms

The development of Foreign-Culture-Oriented English inevitably results in the formation of a specialized variety of this language with its own lexis. These are xenonyms, i.e. names of specific elements of the foreign culture in question. In the case of Russian-Culture-Oriented English the language accumulates the necessary amount of xenonyms. Once a part of the vocabulary, xenonyms develop according to the rules of English. Derivatives are formed by means of affixation, and in rare cases Russian affixes are borrowed (-NIK; -SKI/SKY).

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