Rhyming Compounds as Elements of a Language Game (In Russian and English Languages)

Document Type : Research Article


Belgorod State University, Belgorod, Russia.


The article is devoted to the study of composite rhyming compounds as a means of word formation games. It explores the place of this category of words in the lexical system and peculiarities of their use in the Russian and English languages. Authors of the article represent compound words as a special lexical subgroup. On the specific publicistic material are revealed the peculiarities of compound words which components are rhymed. Also, in the work the comparative characteristic of rhymed compounds is given, the deep analysis of meanings of these words is carried out for the purpose of establishment of more exact understanding of the text. Rhymed compounds are of great interest to researchers as they are characterized by an extraordinary form, graphic writing and heterogeneity.