Eponymic Terms as Part of English Scientific Sublanguage of Sociology

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The article is devoted to eponymic terms in English scientific sublanguage of Sociology, which has not yet received sufficient coverage in terminological studies. Although their number is relatively small, eponymic terms of Sociology display a number of specific characteristics that make them interesting to study. The article centers upon their structural and semantic characteristics as well as their cultural specificity. The author comes to conclusion that these terms exhibit substantial diversity concerning their onim components; they are motivated through the combination of encyclopedic knowledge of the phenomenon, represented by the onim, and the semantics of derivational morphemes or appellative components. Linguocultural analysis showed that many of the English eponymic terms of Sociology are culture-specific in relation to American culture.


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Tatiana Anatolyevna Maikova

RUDN University

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Miklukho-Maklay st., 10/1, Moscow, Russia, 117198

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