Functions of Borrowed Vocabulary in Literary Texts by a Bilingual Author

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The article is devoted to understanding the functional range of borrowed vocabulary in the Russian-language literary text of a bilingual author. In modern science, there is an opinion that this range is limited to a specific nominative function. Moreover, there is a research position that the fact of borrowing vocabulary from an ethnic language is an indicator of interference, that is, in a broad sense, it indicates an unconscious, often erroneous, inclusion of a foreign language word in a literary text. Based on modern research in the field of literary bilingualism, we refute this thesis and strive to show that the functional load of borrowings in works of verbal creativity is very significant: lexical units with a national-cultural component play an important role in text and plot formation, have conceptual, archetypal, symbolic content, act as significators of onto-linguistic being and perform an aesthetic function.

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Ljudmila P. Dianova

MGIMO University

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Ph.D in Philology, Assistant Professor, Chair of the Russian Languages for Foreign Students

76, Vernadskogo Ave., Moscow, 119454, Russian Federation


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