UDC 811.134.2`06`366

MORPHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF EXPRESSING THE CATEGORY OF DIMINUTIVENESS IN CONTEMPORARY SPANISH

Stepanov Andrey Valerievich
Lvov University of Trade and Economics
Senior Teacher

Abstract
The article focuses on the formation and functioning of diminutives in modern Spanish. Particular emphasis is placed on morphological means of expressing the category of diminutiveness; a set of diminutive suffixes are described; an analysis of their use in both Standard Spanish and its peninsular varieties is presented.

Keywords: category of diminutiveness, connotation, diminutive suffix, lexical-semantic divergence, lexicalization, morphological derivation, regional variation


Category: Philology

Article reference:
Morphological aspects of expressing the category of diminutiveness in contemporary spanish // Humanities scientific researches. 2016. № 5 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://human.snauka.ru/en/2016/05/14995

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