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Academic Paper

Title: Семантическая поляризация экспансивного действия в русском и болгарском языках
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Author: Yavor Angelov Parvanov
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Institution: (personal interest - not currently working at a university)
Linguistic Field: Semantics
Subject Language: Russian
Abstract: In this article for the first time is proposed a study of semantic polarization between the lexical systems of two Slavic languages - Russian and Bulgarian under specific terms: thesaurus orientation of signs and the question of balance in language poles. New terms are being introduced: binary signs, bipolar model of the thesaurus fragments, expansive action's scheme, types of binary signs, which in principle should be transposable to any family pair of languages./L//L/This survey aims to address the basic questions: what semantic pieces are associated with certain thesaurus items or scheme, and how these pieces are distributed over the semantic structures of two or more languages. /L//L/The main points of issue derive from author's researches in the framework of contrastive linguistics and pragmatics./L//L/As a primary material to conduct a contrastive description are used Russian and Bulgarian verbs as well as their lexicographic interpretations.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
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