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personal nouns with the suffix - ин(я) in the nominative field of the word-formation category of feminitivity [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2020; 4(8): 136-139 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2020.79847

personal nouns with the suffix - ин(я) in the nominative field of the word-formation category of feminitivity

Regina Guzaerova1, Alexey Bastrikov1, Darina Antonakova2
1Kazan Federal University
2Inštitút rusistiky, Filozocká fakulta Prešovskej Univerzity v Prešove

The article is devoted to the analysis of names of female persons with the suffix -ин(я)/-ын(я), in the nominative field of the word-formation category of feminitivity. This category is distinguished on the basis of a common derivational meaning 'a female person belonging to the category of persons named a motivating noun'. In modern Russian studies, personal feminine nouns are of particular interest due to the fact that the peculiarities of their formation and use represent one of the most urgent problems of Russian-speaking society. The language material of our research includes 51 lexemes selected by a continuous sampling method from modern explanatory dictionaries, the National corpus of the Russian language (hereinafter referred to as the RNC) and the Russian-language media space. The history of the suffix -ин(я)/-ын(я) of personal nouns in Russian is described. The lexical and semantic composition of this word-formation type is defined, special emphasis is placed on the stylistic characteristics of these language units. The conclusion is drawn about the relationship between professional self-identification and the use of feminitives in speech.

Keywords: the femininity, word-formation, feminitive, gender, neology, word-formation category

Regina Guzaerova, Alexey Bastrikov, Darina Antonakova. personal nouns with the suffix - ин(я) in the nominative field of the word-formation category of feminitivity. ALRJournal. 2020; 4(8): 136-139

Corresponding Author: Regina Guzaerova, Russia
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