Voropaj S. V. Linguistic creativity and its realization in the language of social network’ users (by example of social network Facebook)
Keywords:linguistic creativity, occasionalism, neologism, derivats, creative potential.
The article is devoted to the study of the phenomenon of linguistic creativity. An attempt to define such
terms as «creativity» and «lingvocreativity» and to figure out how and in which contexts lingvocreative potential
of native speakers is realized more often and more intensive.
The look at the linguistic creativity as a favorable ground for the occasional word formation, focused
the research on this group of words. In the article the group of occasionalisms created by users of social network
Facebook are considered. Such linguistic units are mostly of political theme, and they serve to express certain
author’s intentions, such as: to evaluate, to express attitudes, to clarify the role and place of a phenomenon, an
event or a person in the country’s life. The structure of the new words includes the components that implement
evaluation, emotion or expression in speech. These components might be the different derivation means and
generating bases, affecting verbal meaning. The article distinguishes semantic groups of individual athors’
neoleksems which are results of linguistic creativity of social network Facebook users, and analyzed the structural
and functional features of such entities.