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К вопросу об эволюции числовых парадигм отвлеченных существительных в русском языке XX — начала XXI века: анализ типичного примера

Горбов А. А.

The paper deals with the development of Russian abstract noun number paradigms throughout the 20th century and the dramatic rise in the use of plural forms of many abstract nouns that took place in the 1990ies. The case study of the noun риск (labeled no plural in standard dictionaries) confirms that the turn of the 21st century saw a crucial change of the trend in the development of abstract noun number paradigms. The role of the influence of English as a factor underlying this change is discussed. For the noun under survey, the early 1990ies plural form inflow originates from texts in the “business, commerce, economy and finance” topic cluster, which is especially exposed to the influence of English (some typical collocations with the plurals are direct translations from English). The analysis confirms that this influence has played an important role in the change of the development trend. Being one of the “key words of the era”, риск seems to be a representative example of a more general trend toward the actual replenishment of former singularia tantum number paradigms.