Intonation as a Means of the Formal Differentiation of Lexico-Semantic Variations of a Polysemantic Russian Word

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The article treats the problem of the formal differentiation of a lexico-semantic variations of polysemantic word by means of intonation differences. The analysis of the Russian polysemants allows to define the formal differentiation of LSV as a regular systemic phenomenon, determined by the language position on the scale of lexicality-grammaticality. The extent and depth of dividing a word into grammatical and lexical parts determine the predominant usage of the formal differentiation means. In the unchangeable synsemantic word classes both intonation and stress are used. The stress independence/dependence of the synsemantic parts of speech LSV depends on their functional and syntactic status which is due to their semantic difference.

S A Moskvicheva

Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

Email: moskvicheva@mail.ru
Кафедра общего и русского языкознанияФилологический факультет; Российский университет дружбы народов; Peoples' Friendship University of Russia

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