Full and short personal names in Russian: a quantitative study
The paper presents a statistical study of the use of variant forms of Russian personal names. It is shown that Russian names can be divided into two classes: names with full and short forms contrast with names that only have one neutrally used form. For names that have a distinct short form, the frequencies of full and short forms can relate ...
The derivative forms of personal names in Swedish antroponymics
The article is devoted to derivative forms of personal names in the Swedish tradition of giving names to individuals. The research is focused on explaining the following terms: short name, short form of a name, ‘pet name’, and diminutive form. Syncopation and affixal derivation are considered as the most ...
«Nomen est omen»: the role of names in the novel Parade by Nikolay Kononov
The author analyses the role of the main characters’ names — Lev, Lyuda and Arkady — in the novel Parade by N. Kononov. The multilanguage anagrammatic code is chosen as a research technique: anagramming (in some cases with a transition from one language to another) allows the author to identify hidden ...
Imposture as a problem of reference: semiotics of the name in Boris Godunov
In this article, we continue to address the mechanisms of presenting oneself as another and another as oneself. In this regard, non-trivial features of the semantics of a proper name are described. Based on the analysis of contexts of inappropriate use of a name in a situation of imposture, described in Pushkin's tragedy Boris Godunov, the author considers semiotic mechanisms of transformation and assignment of identity. The ...
German place names in the Kaliningrad region: the commemorative aspect
The author performs a comparative analysis of contemporary and previous names of settlements in the Kaliningrad region. The place names often reflect highly important historical events or are the names of outstanding people. Old German place names were changed in the 1940s of the 20th century. The author highlights the semantics ...
Ontological taxonomy as a means to inventory the elements of the semantic metalanguage of cognitive analysis (based on E. V. Rakhilina’s monograph Cognitive Analysis of Object Names (Semantics and Collocations))
In this work, I address the problems of inventorying the semantic metalanguage used in cognitive analysis to describe the meaning and collocation characteristics of object names. I establish correlations between elements of the semantic metalanguage to explain the meanings of linguistic units and speech sections in E. V. Rakhilina’s monograph Cognitive Analysis of Object Names (Semantics and Collocations) (Rakhilina 2010)....
The typological features of the anthroponymicon across different genres of Old Russian literary texts
This article examines Old Russian literary texts of the ancient period from the perspective of the origin and development of the Slavic given names stemming from both Old Russian roots and loanwords. The author analyses two- and three-part male and female given names and examines their phonetic adaptation in Old Russian. Citations are selected from the Russian National Corpus.
The Name of Prophet Abraham in the Old Russian Literature of XI—XIII centuries
... features of spiritual, and later secular literature. In this article, we consider the image of Abraham, one of the Biblical forefathers, along with Isaac, Jacob and Joseph, who are central to Old Testament. The author analyzes the mentioning of his name in various contexts of ancient Russian literature of the 11th-13th centuries — the Tale of Bygone Years, the Teaching and Prayer of Theodosius of Pechersky, the Ostromir’s Gospel, the Words and Instructions of Cyril of Turov, the Tale of Boris ...
Toponyms as a convolutional cultural linguistic code
This article considers the coding of linguistic and extralinguistic infor-mation contained in a special class of proper names, namely, toponyms. The article presents new data on the development of the “Toponymy of Russia” information system. Based on the entries relating to Smolensk geographical place names, the author demonstrates the abilities of the electronic resource....
Ancient family names in modern European areas: Posing the problem
This article considers the problem of the development of ancient family names in modern European areas. The author examines the main types of ancient family taking into account linguistic and extra linguistic factors.
Informational Field of Proper Names
The present paper considers a complex and onomastically underexplorwed issue of proper names' (PN) informational field. The article highlights the author's view of singling out aspects of the PN informational field as well as their heterogeneity, mutual intersections and interpenetrations. A prospective variant has been offered for a complex ...
The Rоs names of the Dnieper rapids of the Ros origin and the toponymy of South-Eastern Baltic
This article delves into the etymology of the names of the Dnieper rapids of the Ros origin mentioned by Constantine Porphyrogennetos. The author reveals the similarity between these names and the Baltic toponymy.
Литовский язык. Вильнюс,...
The role of proper names in the chronotope modelling in Yu. Buida’s short story Of the name of Lev
This article addresses the chronotope formation in the short story Of the name of Lev on the basis of the semantic potential of the main character’s anthroponyms. The author considers the role of the left-right opposition in the modelling of space and time in the text.
The features of proper name semantic structure in N. Kononov short story Mikesha
This article analyses the mythological and folklore concepts affecting the semantics of proper names in the short story, as well as the connection between the anthroponym and the thematic and plot levels of the work. The author identifies the meaning, functional, and axiological elements of the proper name.
Cultural codes in the toponymy of the Roslaval district of the Smolensk region
In the framework of cultural linguistics, this article explores the informational field of proper names, specifically, toponyms. The study focuses on oeconyms, in particular, the official names of villages in one of the Smolensk region’s most important districts – Roslavl. A total of 314 names were analysed to describe relevant cultural codes,...
Language as a system of world outlook in A. Losev’s conception
The paper considers some of the notions of the language philosophy put forward by A. Losev in his earlier works “Philosophy of Name” and “Thing of Name” and those of the later period. Many of his theoretical postulates advanced as early as at the beginning of the 1930s have much in common with the ideas of cognitive linguistics developed in the XX—XXI cc.
Workers’ settlements in the Kaliningrad region and their subsequent renaming in 1946—1947
... to create more settlements of the kind. However, the RSFSR leadership insisted on the establishment of one resort settlement and four workers’ villages. Numerous toponyms were proposed, many of them were changed several times. The only geographic name that was approved immediately by the Government of the RSFSR was Znamensk, since it incorporated the semantic root znamya (banner). The ideologically laden Komsomolsk was replaced with Zheleznodorozhny as a reference to the fact that most residents ...
The effect of Covid-19 on labour migration in the CIS
... situatsii v Rossii: tendentsii i vyzovy sotsial’no-ekonomicheskogo razvitiya [Monitoring the economic situation in Russia: trends and challenges of social and economic development], no. 7 (109), April 2020, p. 3—13, Moscow, Institute for Economic Policy named after E. T. Gaidar (Gaidar Institute), Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation (RANEPA), available at
On a review deliberated by Kant and published under the name of Chr. Kraus
]his article analyses the circumstances that resulted in the situation when the review of J. A. H. Ulrich’s eleutheriology, which would be published today as a work co-authored by I. Kant and Chr. J. Kraus, was first published under the name of the philosopher’s friend and student and later in collections of Kant’s works.It is shown that the review criticises the naturalism of Unlrich’s theory of freedom and stresses the major reason behind its failure, namely, that its author ...
The renaming of district centres in the Kaliningrad region in 1946
The preparation of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR of September 7, 1946 on renaming the district centers of the Kaliningrad region is analysed based on documents of federal archives. Principles behind giving Soviet names to former German towns were changed several times in the process. At different stages, new names were given in view of the former Russian, Polish, or Lithuanian name, a town’s geographical position, Russian and Soviet military history, and communist ...
The name of a saint in the Menaion (a cultural linguistic analysis)
This article discusses the problems of a linguistic study into personal names based on hagiographic hymnography. The author describes the methodology of cultural linguistic representation of the name of Saint Basil of Moscow based on anthroponyms and vocatives nominating the saint in the August Menaion from the collection ...
Proper name-based poetic neologisms: A functional and semantic analysis
This article focuses on the interpretation of occasionalisms motivated by proper names through references to background knowledge, and cultural and historical context as presented in the poetical works of 20th century poets (V. Khlebnikov, V. Mayakovsky, etc.). The author addresses the problem of the lexicographical description of ...
Onomastic component of a linguistic identity of a Russian military officer
..., models of behavior and reactions, cultural-linguistic and communicative-activity values. The vocabulary activated in communication is considered from the point of view of stylistic differentiation, as well as in its division into common and proper names. Onyms are presented as linguoculturological units that make up a special sign system. The author proposes the application of the concept of onomastic space to a community and gives a detailed description of various proper names that call the ...
The nature of the mystical in the works of Novalis and MacDonald
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The conceptualization of light and colour as a means to express the perceptive dominant in a poetic text (on the basis of the poetry of A. Blok and M. Voloshin)
This article analyses the functioning of colour naming in a poetical text. The authors identify the features of its semantic and aesthetical implementation, as well as their role in the structure of poetic images.
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Criminal penalties of material nature: Imposition and enforcement
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A. I. Solzhenitsyn in S. Dovlatov’s perception (literary and journalistic prose, and the epistolary heritage)
Based on a number of literary, journalistic and epistolary texts the author explores S. Dovlatov’s perception of A. Solzhenitsyn as a writer and a representative of Russian literature abroad. A. Solzhenitsyn was not just a name for S. Dovlatov, but rather a most outstanding personality. The article describes S. Dovlatov’s complicated attitude to A. Solzhenitsyn, the author of the “The Gulag Archipelago”. His attitude changed over time: from admiration and respect ...
Anagrams in M.A. Bulgakov’s works
This article considers the types of anagrams used by Bulgakov in creating the names of characters. The analysis is based on the novels The White Guard, The Master and Margarita, The Fatal Eggs, Diaboliada, and Heart of a Dog, the play Flight, and various satirical articles and essays.
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On the role of anthroponyms in language and culture
The article deals with the functioning of personal names in Russian and English cultural contexts. The focus is placed on the factors determining the role of the anthroponym in the formation of the national world view and the individual's cultural identity.
1. Берестнев Г. И. Слово, язык ...
The CDIO practice in teaching music
This article considers the application of CDIO (Conceive — Design — Implement — Operate) technology in musical pedagogy, namely, in teaching the piano at arts and music schools. Image-based information models – sym-bolic, verbal, and mathematical ones – are identified in the context of informa-tion and communications technologies in view of the three major agents of ...
History in Transcription and Transcription as History: Charles Bally in Soviet Linguistics
This article describes the results of a systemic study into the history of conveying the name of the Swiss linguist Charles Bally by the means of Russian transcription, in the 20th-century linguistic discussions. The author reconstructs the history of introducing Charles Bally’s works into Russian and Soviet linguistics, particularly, in ...
The branding of design hotels and hostels: the role of verbal communication
Studying tourism branding as a process of communication requires a thorough analysis of both naming and descriptive texts available through information resources. A well-thought-out strategic platform attracts the target audience and ensures the smooth functioning of visual and verbal channels to create a bright and unified image in the world market. In this article, I perform a linguistic analysis of language means used in successful promotions of design hotels and cheap hostels and identify the...
On the structure of anthroponyms and their functioning in the Russian and English languages
... survey-based research an attempt is made to demon-strate how the flexibility of anthroponymical models reflects both the represen-tation and perception of an individual in the two cultures, and how communi-cation is handled with the help of personal names’ variations.
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The science of love and a classical university: Nikolay Kononov’s short story ‘Anastasia’s Amnesia
Based on N. Kononov’s short story ‘Anastasia's Amnesia’ (1999), this article considers the isomorphism between the conceptual field of ‘university’ and the core of the author’s conceptual system. The language game with the names of disciplines — philology, physics, medicine — reduces them to a science of love with a focus on the concepts of ‘ego’ and ‘body’. The article explores the role of intertextual references to A. S. Pushkin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ and ...
Translation: the puzzle of colour
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Residential construction and urban development policy in Kaliningrad (mid-1950s/mid-1960s)
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The terms «clinical recommendations», «clinical guidelines», «diagnostic and treatment protocol»: a comparative analysis of definitions
The study analyzes the definitions of terms that name the main regulatory documents for top-level medical personnel: “clinical recommendations”, “clinical guidelines”, “diagnostic and treatment protocol”. The article compares the terminological phrases with the keywords “recommendations”,...
Immanuel Kant and the problem of communicative constructivism
... philosophy of language. He assumed that language had a priori roots and that it was energeia rather than ergon. The active theory of language (social communication) was further developed in the 20th century within the concept of language symbolism, namely, Ernst Cassirer’s system of symbolic forms. It suggests that communicative structures are independent from real facts, since they participate in the construction of these very objective facts. In the conclusion, the author examines several American ...
The main environmental problems of the Baltic Sea and the ways to solve them
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The Works of Modern Russian Historians and the Historiography of Medieval Lithuania before and after the Red October
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Pechora scrolls: St. Augustine’s miracle of the revelation of the Elder
... 1994. Apokrificheskoye «Skazaniye Afroditiana» v literature i knizhnosti Drevney Rusi: issled. i teksty [Apocryphal "The Legend of Aphrodite" in the literature and bookishness of Ancient Russia: research and texts.]. Saint-Petersburg. (New names in science) (in Russ).
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The rational bases of N. A. Berdyaev’s personalist concept of culture
This article considers N. A. Berdyaev's views on the origins of culture from «cult» and analyses the types of mass behavior characteristic of industrial culture, namely, «bestialism», «naturalism», «technitsism», and «cesarism ».
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Theoretical problems of developing a healthcare strategy for students within a regional education system
The author's treatment of key concepts and terms of strategic planning is given in the article in relation to health protection of those studying within an education system, namely, the concept and strategy of health protection, strategic choice of education system, the purpose of students’ health protection, the object and agent of health protection strategy. Preventive adaptability is interpreted as a characteristic feature ...
Oxidized iron horizons in the drained soils of the Kaliningrad region
This article focuses on the morphology, content and formation conditions of different groups of iron horizontal neoformations in drained soils of agrolandscapes, namely, oxidized ochric horizons, hard layers (crusts), and ortsand. Fe, P, As, Ni are accumulated in neoformations.
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Psychology of dreams about the future
This article focuses on the particularities of prophetic dreams, namely, the a priori awareness of the prophetic nature of the dream and its semantics, possible individuality of image semantics, deformation of the temporal sequence of the dream and related event, rootedness in the emotional, and the genetic ability ...
«Among Them Many Famous Names»: the House of Yusupov
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“Among them many famous names…”: The House of Yusupov
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Brothers “in the fifth season of the year, the sixth sense and the fourth dimension”: the space of heaven in the poetical world of M. Tsvetaeva
The space of heaven in the poetic world of M. Tsvetaeva is considered as a hierarchically and semantically complex space structure. The author identifies the specific features of the heaven spacium levels and describes the three main tiers of heaven, namely, the entry to heaven, the mountain space of the “divine youths, and the top of the mountain. The article justifies the reasons behind the rapid movement of the poet towards the space of ‘other’ being. The author addresses the issue of the ...