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The Peculiarities of Spanish Stock Market and Trading Terminology

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In the modern world, economic activity in general and financial activity in particular play an important role. The study of the stock market terminology, which has always remained quite closed, and has recently started to penetrate into our lives more actively through the media, proves necessary for those who need to navigate the flow of essential information and become a successful player in the financial market.

The purpose of the article is to trace the emergence and development of stock exchange vocabulary over the past decades. The goal is to solve the following tasks: to clarify the origin of the stock market terms and to identify the systemic relations in the exchange lexicon. The paper analyzes the main ways of term formation in the Spanish language of the stock market. The stock exchange language does not have special methods for creating specific terms. The analysis of stock terms shows that the stock exchange vocabulary is a hybrid of terms borrowed from other special languages (professional jargon of economic, financial and trading activities), standard language and foreign languages. A word from general language, used in the stock exchange dis- course, can be interpreted in the right way only when the semantic and deductive features are taken into account. The oral nature of the stock exchange lexicon determines its dependence on extralinguistic factors.

About the Authors

F. Yu. Sanginova
MGIMO University
Russian Federation

Fatima Yu. Sanginova is Cand. Sci. (Philology), associate professor in the Department of the Spanish language 

A. V. Shalyukhina
MGIMO University
Russian Federation

Anna V. Shalyukhina is Cand. Sci. (Philology), senior lecturer in the Department of the Spanish language


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Sanginova F.Yu., Shalyukhina A.V. The Peculiarities of Spanish Stock Market and Trading Terminology. Professional Discourse & Communication. 2021;3(3):19-27. (In Russ.)

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