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Phraseological units in American and Russian government blogs
Rimma N. Salieva – Natalia V. Konopleva – Lilia M. Mirgalimova 
DOI: 10.18355/XL.2016.09.04.58-67
The article is devoted to transformed phraseological units studies implied in mass media, particularly, in blogs. Using materials of American and Russian governmental blogs we studied modified variants of phraseologisms, described mechanisms of transformations and made up a classification of transformations. Special attention is given to deviations of semantical stability within the structure of phraseological units and to transformations which appear when such deviations occur.
Key Words
phraseological unit, semantic stability, phraseological transformation, modification of a phraseologism, blog  

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