FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF BUSINESS-RELATED ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
XXI century is the epoch of globalization and civilization. Economic, social and technological trends are being rapidly developed. Taking into consideration these facts, every language can alter its vocabulary very easily, which means that every user can, without effort, adopt new words, accept or invent new meanings for existing words, and, of course, use them in certain situations.
Recent observation on the English vocabulary has revealed that numerous abbreviations and acronyms have been emerged due to the fast development of business-economic and social trends which causes the enrichment of the English vocabulary. The structural analysis and classification of abbreviations and acronyms are extremely interesting from the linguistic viewpoint.
The authors of the manuscript share the idea of subdividing abbreviations into: 1) Initial Abbreviations and 2) Shortening Abbreviations. The study has revealed that the vast number of selected examples belongs to abbreviations, but the list of business/economic-related acronyms is considerably short.
On the bases of the research there have been done deferent types of sub-categorizations in regard to the component-based constructions, definitions, the usage of other symbols/numbers in abbreviations, as well as the clipping position inside the abbreviated words. All the findings are represented in the manuscript.