Russian and Ukrainian Adjectives Referring to Place-names: a Contrastive Analysis

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Title:
Russian and Ukrainian Adjectives Referring to Place-names: a Contrastive Analysis
Author:
Phillips, Olena
Issue Date:
2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This thesis examines linguistic similarities and differences between the Russian and Ukrainian languages regarding the word formation of adjectives referring to place names (toponyms). Using contrastive analysis for analyzing the database composed of approximately 1500 shared toponyms, information is presented revealing the use of appropriate derivational paradigms. Tables are provided illustrating important characteristics of toponym stem-endings and the acquisition of their corresponding suffixes. This information culminates in a better understanding of the proper use within each language for the 25 Russian and 18 Ukrainian suffixes used in the derivational models, and its application within language. Analyzing derivational paradigms of these two investigated languages, I found 15 similar and 7 different models resulting from the word formation process. This information brings a clearer picture for both languages on how derivational paradigms are used in the proper formation of adjectives.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
adjective; adjectonym; place-name; Russian; toponym; Ukrainian
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Russian; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Leafgren, John
Committee Chair:
Tumin, Anatoli M.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleRussian and Ukrainian Adjectives Referring to Place-names: a Contrastive Analysisen_US
dc.creatorPhillips, Olenaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPhillips, Olenaen_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines linguistic similarities and differences between the Russian and Ukrainian languages regarding the word formation of adjectives referring to place names (toponyms). Using contrastive analysis for analyzing the database composed of approximately 1500 shared toponyms, information is presented revealing the use of appropriate derivational paradigms. Tables are provided illustrating important characteristics of toponym stem-endings and the acquisition of their corresponding suffixes. This information culminates in a better understanding of the proper use within each language for the 25 Russian and 18 Ukrainian suffixes used in the derivational models, and its application within language. Analyzing derivational paradigms of these two investigated languages, I found 15 similar and 7 different models resulting from the word formation process. This information brings a clearer picture for both languages on how derivational paradigms are used in the proper formation of adjectives.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectadjectiveen_US
dc.subjectadjectonymen_US
dc.subjectplace-nameen_US
dc.subjectRussianen_US
dc.subjecttoponymen_US
dc.subjectUkrainianen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRussianen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLeafgren, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.chairTumin, Anatoli M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPolowy, Teresaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFielder, Graceen_US
dc.identifier.proquest11407en_US
dc.identifier.oclc752261272en_US
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