The Russian Language Enrichment by Calquing English Vocabulary

Volume 2, Number 4, 2017, P. 12–15


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The article goes into the meaning of the term calquing and highlights four main types of borrowing foreign vocabulary. The topic is relevant as observation of words and phrases borrowing from a foreign language into Russian helps to understand the history of the Russian language of both standard one and dialects. It is concluded that in the era of globalization languages blending is an inevitable process.


expansion, calque, target language, source-language, lexis


Pshenichnikov Sergey, a student of Power Engineering Institute, group EPb-25-2, Irkutsk National Research Technical University, Irkutsk, Russia

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

For citation:

Pshenichnikov S.O., Korepina N.A. The Russian Language Enrichment by Calquing English Vocabulary // Social Competence. 2017, vol. 2, no. 4, pp. 12–15. (In Russian)


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