Some clarifications of definition of the concept of “abbreviation process”

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This paper presents the main feature of abbreviation - the presence of the equivalent-word-combination at the current stage of development of the language. The author notes that it is the possibility of expending of the abbreviation construction of abbreviation that distinguishes it from an affixoid. It is also noted that not just shortening of a word to the abbreviation construction of the abridged word, but also expending of the secondary naming unit on its basis is possible in the language. As a result, family of equivalence appears round the abbreviation.

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E Yu Alamaireh

Donetsk National University

24, Universitetskaya st., Donetsk, Ukraine, 83001


Copyright (c) 2016 Аламайрех Е.Ю.

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