Connotation Of Words With A Specific Subject Meaning


The article is devoted to the characteristic of the phenomenon of connotative meaning of a word in the Russian language. The definition of the term «connotation» as far as the structural elements of the connotative meaning of the word are presented, since despite a large number of works on this topic, these issues still remain open. The relevance of the research topic is determined by current trends in the development of the language. It is shown that connotative meanings are inherent in common words with a specific subject meaning, which makes it necessary to expand the boundaries of dictionary entries in explanatory dictionaries by supplementing them with figurative meanings of words. Special attention is paid to the type diversity of connotations in words with a specific subject meaning. In this regard, it is advisable to study the connotative meanings of words with a specific subject meaning in the context of lexical and semantic groups. In the modern era of the information society there is an active development of the live Russian speech. Common words get meanings that are not fixed in explanatory dictionaries, but that are significant for the perception of the speaker’s speech by both a concrete person and groups of people (societies). In this regard, we can state with certainty that the phenomenon of connotation is more and more actively penetrating into the live colloquial speech, which has been previously peculiar mainly to fiction and publicism.

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