The role of historical and dialectal data in interpreting the modern word-formation phenomena

The author proposes the idea that it is necessary to draw on historical and dialectal data in the analysis of the modern word-formation phenomena.

Blending from the Aspect of Cognitive-Communicative Paradigm

The paper considers the cognitive-communicative nature of blending (contamination), as a word-formation process. Blending is characterized by the combination of mental spaces in one-word motivated signs, accompanied by their semantic laconic brevity, fullness and a great potential of expressiveness.