LINGUIST List 14.3120

Fri Nov 14 2003

Diss: Semantics: Rytsareva: 'Prgmalinguistic...'

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  1. ritsar, Prgmalinguistic Aspects of International Words

Message 1: Prgmalinguistic Aspects of International Words

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 13:19:44 -0500 (EST)
From: ritsar <>
Subject: Prgmalinguistic Aspects of International Words

Institution: Volgograd State University
Program: Germanic languages
Dissertation Status: Completed
Degree Date: 2002

Author: Anna Rytsareva 

Dissertation Title: Prgmalinguistic Aspects of International Words
(based on the modern English language)

Linguistic Field: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis 

Subject Language: Russian (code: RUS), English (code: ENG)

Dissertation Director 1: Tamara Vladimirovna Maximova

Dissertation Abstract: 

The dissertation deals with the vast layer of international words of
English origin which have been emerging recently to change
traditionally considered as being international Latin and Greek
words. The spread of the English language as well as its global status
in today's world are seen to be the primaty reasons of this
phenomena. The work consists of two chapters both combining
theoretical observations with practical application. The points
defended are the following:

1) while getting its global status the English language undergoes
changes at all levels, mostly touching the lexical one;

2) the borrowed words in the English language are not homogeneous; the
group of international words identified among the borrowed ones as
well as the growth of word-building elements transferred to the other
world languages come to be the result of the process of globalsation;

3) the international status of the words of English origin is proved
by the fact of their being present in all forms of discourses, both
personally and status oriented;

4) international words are characterised not only by
systematic-linguistic properties but also functional-pragmatic
features; being used in the Russian language the tendency of their
acquiring or loss of the pragmatic component is observed.
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