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Analyse comparative des traductions des noms abstraits pluralisés dans les textes littéraires (sur la base des oeuvres de Françoise Sagan)

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Academic Journal of Modern Philology

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abstract plural nouns   comparative analysis   number category   artistic speech


Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.


Modern linguistic research focuses on phenomena that simultaneously affect different branches of science. Abstractnouns, which lie at the intersection of language, speech and thought and a person’s unique ability to generalize, areexamples of exactly such phenomena. The grammatical form of the plural, which is a structural basis of language,is increasingly prevalent in the general grammatical theory of language development. The meaning of abstractvocabulary and its plural forms poses researchers with questions that are not always unambiguous: what are therelations of words in a sentence, how do they agree, and what is the participation of the plural in the formationof new lexical meanings and new plural words. The article is devoted to these issues, as well as to the comparativeanalysis of abstract plural nouns in modern French and Ukrainian. We review the peculiarities of the functioning ofabstract plural nouns in typologically dissimilar languages (analytically-inflected French and synthetically-inflecteUkrainian). We also analyse the semantic transformations of abstract substantives, and we illustrate on a specifilanguage material their potential ability to convey expressiveness in artistic speech. Examples from literature havemade it possible to consider the semantic alterations of abstract plural nouns and, in particular, the number ofabstract nouns which appear as the dominant of their semantic modifications. The analysis of works of fiction byFrench authors, most notably, Françoise Sagan, and their Ukrainian translations, helped to identify the uniquenessof the functioning of singular and plural forms of abstract nouns.

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e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164





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College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław