Shchyhlo L. V. The formation and the evolution of suffixation in the sphere of German substantive word-formation
Keywords:word-formation, suffixation, noun.
The article deals with the formation and the development of suffixation in the sphere of German
substantive word-formation. Applying the principles of synergetic methodology within linguistic
researches is regarded as a new tool for studying both the language system in general and its
subsystems in particular. 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. The
origin and semantic spectrum of word-formation suffixes of German abstract nouns derived from
notional lexemes are described.