Journal of fundamental and applied researches

Blends in modern English

2022. №1, pp. 109-114

Popova Svetlana S. - Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Astrakhan State University, Astrakhan, Russia,

The article deals with blends, a productive type of modern English word formation which became particularly active at the turn of the century. They are characteristic of a compact form, expressiveness, frequency. The article suggests some new considerations concerning model types, semantic relations between blending components and degree of their expressiveness. Some frequent English blends are described.

Key words: blends, economy, types of models, semantic relations, expressiveness degree, language mode, pun