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Nominalization as a means of increasing the communicative status of an adverbial modifier in English to Russian translation 743


Balygina E.A.
PhD in Philology, Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Krukovskaya O.A.
PhD in Education, Department of Foreign and Russian Philology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

In this paper, various types of nominalizations are examined in English to Russian translation. A predicative verb at the beginning of a simple English sentence can be replaced by a deverbal noun in translation in order to shift the focus of attention to an adverbial modifier. In a semantically complicated sentence, the nominalization of an adverbial phrase increases its status in the communicative structure of a particular sentence and the entire text. The study showed that the nominalization in English to Russian translation is an effective strategy for preserving the coherence of the text.

Keywords: nominalization, translation, focus, rheme, text coherence

Column: General and Comparative Historical Linguistics


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