Shchyhlo L. V. The evolution of German abstract noun suffixes
Keywords:evolution, synergetic methodology, word-formation.
The article deals with the issue of German word-formation component development in terms of
synergetic methodology. Wide possibilities within learning mechanisms of word-formation selfregulation as an open unbalanced non-linear system is provided by synergetics – a self-organization
theory aimed at discovering general development principles. The main attention in the article is paid
to analyzing the word-formation aspect of abstract nouns in the Old High German language. Genetic
and semantic links of word-formation suffixes of German abstract nouns derived from notional
lexemes are described. Fusion of the synergetic and anthropocentric paradigms within linguistic
researches is regarded as a proper new tool for considering both the language system in general and
its subsystems in particular.