Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2014, No.5, pp.167-174

Lexicographical portraying functional words (by the example of the particle-conjunction только)

Permyakova T. N. 1 (Novosibirsk, Russian Federation)
1 Novosiirsk State Technical University, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation

The article analyzes lexicographical interpretation of the conjunction brace только in dictionaries of different types, and describes the rationale to submit such information on this linguistic unit that would reflect modern usage of the particle-conjunction только in oral and written speech.
The purpose of the article is by the example of the particle-conjunction толь-ко to attempt to represent a lexicographical "portrait" of the functional word. It is noted that the information about the functional word, which the reader of lexico-graphic editions has at the disposal, is either distributed among various dictionaries, or do not fully reflect the current state of the language, therefore, it causes some diffi-culties and inconveniences for the reader. The article also raises important questions of the description of the lexical meaning of the particle-conjunction, representation of the semantic structure of the polysemantic functional unit, which is referred to the problem of polysemy and homonymy differentiation. It emphasizes that lexico-graphic description of each functional word should consider several parameters and include a number of areas reflected in the dictionary entry describing the particle-conjunction within the integrative approach. The article describes those areas and pa-rameters of a dictionary entry which determines a functional word in accordance with the integrative approach and the current state of Russian Studies.


lexicography, lexicographical portraying, functional word, particle - conjunction, dictionary entry

For citation:
Permyakova T. N. Lexicographical portraying functional words (by the example of the particle-conjunction tol’ko). Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University Bulletin, 2014, no. 5, pp. 167–174. DOI:


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Date of the publication 25.10.2014