Nonce-Wors as Bearers of Denotative and Pragmatic Meanings

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The paper deals with the problem of nonce-word meaning. Nonce-word is analyzed as a semiotic unit which possesses significant, denotative and pragmatic meaning. The correlation between different meanings is considered. The particular attention is devoted to denotative and connotative content of nonce-words: we research the causes of pragmatic information in unusual word, grammatical and semantic manners of its actualization and the interaction between denotative and connotative meaning of the word.

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O S Zakharova

People’s Friendship University of Russia

The General and Russian Linguistics Department Philological Faculty


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