New abbreviation tendencies (in Russian, English and German Languages)

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The article is devoted to the analysis of the modern processes of word-formation - abbreviation. The purpose of the investigation is the analysis of modern initial abbreviations in Russian, English and German languages functioning in a city landscape environment, documentation and Internet-communication. As a result of the analysis tendencies, characteristic for sociocultural environments are revealed, efficiency of “a principle of the least amount of efforts” by G. Zipf is checked, new prominent features of formation and functioning initial abbreviations in each of examined languages on a material of the sample received by the author are revealed; the opportunity of identification and deployment of abbreviations in an source word-combination is checked.

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O I Maksimenko

Moscow State Regional University

Radio str., 10a, Moscow, Russia, 105005


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