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2016 Vol. 7 № 2

LANGUAGE: THE BEAT OF TIME

Between mysticism and technique: anagram the European Baroque culture

Abstract

The author analyses the history of anagrams in the European baroque culture of the 17th century, shows a rich diversity of literary genres where anagrams are used, and identifies the main trends and techniques of creating anagrams. The article outlines the scope of problems for a future study of anagrams in different areas of contemporary European culture.

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Legal discourse and its main characteristics

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The author analyses the main characteristics of legal discourse and its relatedness to the system of values of any given society, its political, religious and economic spheres. Legal discourse reflects historical and cultural conditionality. The main characteristics of legal discourse include reference to special legal concepts, narrow communicative setting and a number of semantic limitations.

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ASPECTS OF LITERARY TEXT

Conceptual opposition Soul-Body in N. Kononov's "Eugenia’s Genius": levels of explicit and implicit semantics

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The author explores the conceptual opposition Soul-Body in N. Kononov's story «Eugenia’s Genius". The opposite members of the dichotomy Soul-Body have different forms of linguistic representation. The concept Body is expressed explicitly, whereas Soul is often implicit. Being related to each other, they form an inseparable binom as opposite parts of one whole.

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IN OTHER SEMIOTIC WORLDS

Ideology of Armenian and Russian Orthodoxy in the mirror of ritual objects: khachkars and wayside crosses

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The authors describe the main ideas and specific features of the Armenian and Russian Orthodoxy based on the analysis of Orthodox religious rituals and religious objects used in them. The authors reveal deep cognitive functions that these religious objects enable, first of all, the creation of a sacred milieu, unification of the Orthodox believer with God, and the formation of Orthodox memory. At the same time, it is noted that the Armenian khachkars are closer to pagan cultures in comparison with wayside crosses of the Eastern Slavs; the fact that can be conditioned by the cultural history of these peoples.

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National conceptual picture of the world and the political nation

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The article shows a link between culture-specific concepts and the phenomenon of political nation. The author reveals political conditionality of national mentality by intercultural communication. All these phenomena and processes are examined from the point of view of a system of synergies. The author identifies the bifurcation points in the history of national states, which determine their development.

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LOVE FOR WISDOM

The history of the myth of L. P. Karsavin’s conversion to Catholicism

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There numerous publication on the conversion of the Russian scientist and religious philosopher Lev Karsavin to Catholicism. Meanwhile, the juxtaposition of the memories of those who witnessed the last years of Karsavin's life as well as many other documents of that time make it possible to assert that his conversion to another faith is only a myth created by enthusiastic zealots of Catholicism, since it contradicts the dying philosopher’s testimony.

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