|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1990|
|Authors||Асенова, П, Кацори, Т, Дукова, У|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
The article discusses conversion by duplication in Balkan languages: formation of a superlative degree, formation of adverbs of other types of words (repetition of pronouns, numerals, nouns) some of which feature a high degree of idiomatization. The obsolescence of the phenomenon is considered as well as possible foreign influence on it. Its similarities and differences in particular Balkan languages are pointed out. A conclusion is made that the phenomenon discussed has different frequency in the different Balkan languages (higher in Albanian and Modern Greek in comparison with Bulgarian and Romanian) which is indicative of its polygenesis.