Dr. Bisserka Veleva,
Sofia University, Bulgaria
This research has the aim to round out andto specify the essential characteristics of the semantic category diminutionin some textual productions and summaries, necessary to conduct the assessment of the diminutive nounsin contrastive pattern between the Bulgarian as Slavic languageand the German as Germanic language. The study has the implications to the phonological, word-structure and grammar features of the both languages. However, the focus had been turned towards the functional use of deminutives in the texts and their further generalization as a semantic category. The main purpose of this presentation is to underlie the main guidelines and tendencies, to highlight the general and diverse specifications and peculiarities, which are required as a theoretical and methodological platform for the contrastive analysis in the diminution, to suggest answers to the raised questions, to make necessary conclusions and generalizations regarding the conceptual component of the category diminution in the contrastive intra-linguistic aspect.
The above abstract is part of the article which was accepted at The First International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics (WWW.LLLD.IR) & The Third National Conference on English Studies and Linguistics (WWW.ELTL.IR) , 2-3 February 2017 , Iran-Ahwaz.