Anglicisms in Russian

Volume 2, Number 2, 2017, P. 12–15


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The article is devoted to English borrowings as a way of enriching the Russian language.The detailed description of the four main reasons for borrowing foreign words is given. These reasons are: lack of the relevant concept in the cognitive repertoire of the receiving language, adoption of the English language as the international language for communication, needs to express polysemantic Russian concepts with a loan word and an opportunity to enrich expressive means of the language, and perception of the word from a different language environment as the one of prestige. The authors have carried out the analysis of the examples of lexical borrowings from English, which is one of the main historical and lexical tasks in the contemporary linguistics. Special attention is given to the term “modeling words and constructions after foreign patterns”, so there are four main types of this way of borrowing detailed in the text.The article is timely as the observation of the borrowing of words and phrases of a foreign language in the Russian language helps to understand the history of the Russian language both of the literary one and the one in the form of dialects. It is concluded that in the era of globalization, the mixing of languages is unavoidable.


anglicisms, expansion, modeling words and constructions after foreign patterns, expressive means, target language, source-language, lexis


Korepina Natalya Alekseevna, Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages for Engineering Fields of Study Department № 2, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia

Pshenichnikov Sergey Olegovich, a graduate student of Power Supply and Electrical Engineering Department, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia


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