The article is devoted to the consideration of the concept of language determinant, which was developed by Prof. G.P. Mel’nikov. The productivity of this concept is shown to explain the sociophonetic and iconic phonosymbolic nature of such phenomena as vocalic harmony - okanje as overusing vowel sound O and akanje as overusing vowel sound A.

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Evgenij F Kirov

Pushkin State Russian Language Institute

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Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor or the General and Russian Linguistics Department, Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language (GIRY)

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