The French Conquest of Russian Lexical Territories: A Study of French Loanwords in Russian

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dc.contributor.author Grishko, Regina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-27T21:31:25Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-27T21:31:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-04-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7216
dc.description.abstract At the beginning of the 18th century, under the reign of Peter the Great, French culture, literature and language became prestigious in Russia. During this period and subsequently, numerous loanwords, particularly nouns, found their way into the Russian language. This project examines phonetic and morphological adaptations of French loanwords into Russian. The language has incorporated into its lexicon numerous nominal borrowings, while transforming them so to respect the rules of word construction in Russian. For instance, the equivalent of French constitution in Russian is constitutsiya; while the root was preserved intact, the nominal suffix -tsiya is used instead of French -tion, creating a whole series of Russian words having French roots and Russian suffixes (presentatsiya, illustratsiya, etc.). However, other types of lexical items were borrowed from French without any morphological adaptation; this is the case for bureau, metro, règlement, etc. Therefore, this study sheds light on the different borrowing processes in Russian. It thus permits a more in depth understanding of the long-standing French influence on Russia. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Russian en_US
dc.subject French en_US
dc.subject loanwords en_US
dc.subject adaptation en_US
dc.subject borrowings en_US
dc.subject assimilation en_US
dc.subject French influence en_US
dc.title The French Conquest of Russian Lexical Territories: A Study of French Loanwords in Russian en_US
dc.type Poster en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Undergraduate en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US

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