On the Usefulness of English Borrowings in Russian Terminological Systems

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The article analyses the development of Russian “newborn” terminological systems (LSP of economics, business, advertisement, etc.) and offers criteria, which would allow linguists to qualify borrowed terminological units as objectively “useful” or “harmful” for further expansion of modern Russian terminology. The article further classifies the borrowed terms into “conceptual”, “compact” and “equivalent-free” units. This conventional classification represents an attempt to create an assessment instrument, which aims to determine the potential of a borrowed term for assimilation and successful functioning in the new linguistic system.

M A Nikulina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: nikulinoj.marine@mail.ru
Department of Foreign Languages

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