SOME CURRENT TRENDS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE VOCABULARY

Semina I.A.

Abstract

The aim of this study is to identify the current trends in the development of the vocabulary of the French language, the main areas and ways of updating the vocabulary. Two main trends of vocabulary renewal in modern French are distinguished: the emergence of a large number of new te ofrms (borrowings from English, affixation, the formation of the feminine gender of nouns denoting professions, positions, titles), as well as the creation of new expressive means, an important source of which is youth slang. The results of the study allow us to conclude that French has a powerful potential for the creation of new lexical units to denote objects, phenomena and notions that have not yet been named.

Keywords

vocabulary; lexicographical research; ways of updating vocabulary; English loanwords; terminological neologisms; affixation; youth slang; expressive means.

DOI: 10.31249/ling/2023.03.09

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