Cultural Transfer and Etymology
This article considers the synthesis of information transference in space and time and examines the etymology of Indo-European lexis. The author pays attention to the origin of the lexis connected with the ‘bear’ semantics. The bear taboo was developing against the background of information passed on from one tradition to another and of ideas imported within cultural transfer....
Evaluative lexis as a component of subjective modality in the Russian handwritten newspaper Vesti-kuranty
Based on the materials of the handwritten Vesti-Kuranty newspaper, this article analyses the functional significance of evaluative lexis — adjective, adverbs, and nouns with subjective modal meanings conveying expressive emotional reactions of the author of a newspaper text to the described histori-cal events, as well as the temper and actions of its participants.
1. Арутюнова ...
Translation of non-equivalent words during the localization of computer games
The article deals with linguistic aspects of localizaton, in particular, with cultural adaptation of non-equivalent lexis in the translation of computer games from Russian into English. The research is focused on the types of nonequivalent lexical units typical of game discourse and their translation into the Russian language.
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The causes and consequences of the semantic devaluation of the words пафос and пафосный in modern Russian
This article considers the radical changes in the functioning of literary lexis in the Russian language of the early 21st century, namely the causes and consequences of the semantic devaluation of the noun пафос and its syntactic derivate, the adjective пафосный, whose semantic transformation is explained by the ...
The metaphor as a means of colour and light perception in M. Voloshin’s idiostyle
The poetic texts of M. Voloshin help consider the metaphorical use of mineralogical lexis as a means of light and colour perception. The author identifies the features of semantic and aesthetic realization of these lexemes and stresses their representative function within the structure of poetic images.
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Regional denonyms of the 1940s: the use of denonyms in regional newspapers
The use of denonyms in regional newspaper texts of the XX century helps to elucidate the development trends in this lexis. Regional newspapers are a perfect source for observation as it is the language of the media that both reflects and shapes the worldview and linguistic competencies of a native speaker. Various local publications complement each other and contribute ...
Historical realia in teaching Russian as a foreign language
... historical identity of the country of the target language. Realia make it possible to reconstruct selected aspects of the national character and study the axiology of modern native speakers. The analysis of non-equivalent, background and connotative lexis in the course of language acquisition stimulates reflection on extralinguistic (historical) information and thus contributes to cultural competences.
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Conceptual modelling of the process of polysemy solution using the corps
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On the metalinguistic functions of a natural language in literary texts
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metalanguage, Russian language, text, nonverbal communication signals, concept, lexis.
Linguistic interpretation of the virtual space phenomenon
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Russian language, lexis, sociolect, semantics.
The lexical unit beautiful as a means to express the axiological fragment of A. S. Pushkin’s world image
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concept, the beautiful, beauty, aesthetics, A. S. Pushkin, lexis, individual style.
Feminization of lexical changes as a problem of gender linguistics
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Shemchuk Y. M., Andreeva A. V.
gender, gender linguistics, the French language, lexis, feminization, feminism, neologism, metaphor.
The problem of correlation of space and texts in A. Eppel’s short story On a dark warm night
This article focuses on the interaction between space and text in A. Eppel’s short stories. The correlation between the fictional and text spaces at the level of lexis is analysed on the basis of the short story On a dark warm night. The author proves the isomorphism of the plot and the reading process.
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The translation of colloquial and low colloquial lexis into the Russian language: The semantic and stylistic aspects
The paper deals with some peculiarities of translating colloquial and lowcolloquial vocabulary functioning in the novels of S. Maugham into Russian. The features of translation equivalents are identified at the stylistic and semantic levels. The ways of compensating for the lost components of meaning are shown. In spite of that the colloquial and low-colloquial elements belong to typologically different languages, some similarities are observed at semantic and stylistic levels.
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Gender studies in Russian linguistics
(дата обращения: 10.07.2014).
gender, Russian language, communication style, grammatical gender, biological determinism, Lexis, linguistic consciousness
Lexical means to express an author’s opinion in popular science groups on the VKontakte social network
... T. Measuring the degree of corporate social media use // International Journal of Market Research. 2015. № 57 (2). P. 257—275.
social media, mass communication, receiver and communicator, change of communicative roles, evaluative lexis, functional styles of Russian language
New verbal nouns with the meaning of an abstract action or state
... expansion of the vocabulary of the contemporary Russian language. In analysing new nouns derived from verbs, this article examines the nouns’ productivity and contribution to the word formation in the contemporary Russian language. Dictionaries of new lexis, media texts, and the Russian National Corpus are used to identify and describe the most productive wordformation types and models for verbal nouns with procedural semantics. The author investigates the connection between such nouns and denominative ...
Feelings, emotions, sensations: On the representativeness of mental states in the Russian language
This article is devoted to the lexis of the Russian language denoting mental states. The study of the words and their functions rests on the psychological interpretation and classification of mental states. The author describes how a person’s mental life is expressed as a system ...
Evaluative lexis expressing the “good/kind” semantics as a means to represent the concept of “god” in the Old Russian texts of the 11th-14th centuries
Evaluative lexemes with the “good/kind” semantics representing the concept of “god” are considered on the basis of Old Russian texts of the 11th—14th centuries. The author analyses the semantic features of the functioning of these lexemes.
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The journal “1812”and the 100th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812
... popularizers initiated the foundation of the Museum of 1812 and the Borodino panorama, painted by F. A. Roubaud for the 100th anniversary of the Patriotic War of 1812. On the one hand, publications in the journal reflected the prevailing worldview and the lexis used at that time. On the other hand, articles of the journal disseminated a set of values amongst the readership, having an equal or lower educational, cultural and social status. The knowledge of the language of the journal and the specificity ...
Compounds in Fyodor Ivanov’s texts (based on «A letter…» and «A petition…» of 1666)
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Zagumennov A. V.
linguistic personality, compound words, lexis, text, linguistic personology, 18th century, raskol
Ambiguity matters in linguistics and translation
... resolve the ambiguity or make wrong inferences since each recipient bears a different combination of cognitive, axiological, social, professional and gender attributes.
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