‘Аналитические прилагательные’ в русском языке: являются ли все они прилагательными, и действительно ли они аналитические?
The article explores the issue of grammatical description of invariable attributive modifiers of nouns in Russian, including initial components in combinations such as бизнес-план, шоу-бизнес,фитнес-зал, in which the premodifiers formally coincide with nouns recently borrowed from English and used as independent words in Russian. The paper challenges the theory according to which all such elements have identical grammatical properties and form a separate word class of ‘analytic adjectives’. It is demonstrated that these modifiers display different properties and fall into groups which comprise either combining forms—parts of compound words, or autonomous word forms—nouns in an appositive function and adverbs. The paper thus argues that the linguistic units under survey are not adjectives. Besides, it shows that as compounding is a productive pattern, the expansion of invariable attributive modifiers does not necessarily entail the growth of analytic trends in Russian morphosyntax.