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Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

On the linguistic category of modality

The modal microfield of necessity in official and business documents in the Russian and Polish languages

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Official and business documents published in modern Russian and Polish periodicals serves as the material for analyzing the expression plane of necessity microfield. The authors identify its central and peripheral components, as well as common properties and intralinguistic features in the set of expressive means of the given microfield.

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Complex sentences with the meaning of condition as representatives of modality in newspaper texts

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The texts of the Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedmosti (Saint-Petersburg Bulletin) newspaper of the second quarter of the 18th century serve as the material for the analysis of structural and content features of conditional sentences in the context of their role in expressing basic modal meanings and author’s intentions.

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Language — text — discourse

The ‘training’ concept in Russian military discourse of the 19th century

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The author emphasises the high frequency of the use of ‘training’ concept in the linguistic world image of the 19th century and analyses the representative of the concept in the linguistic usage of military sublanguage of the 19th century. The article offers a cognitive description of linguistic factors in the framework of diachronic communication.

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The image schema of “border” and its lexical representations in the Russian language: modifications of space

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This article deals with the “border” concept, which is considered with the help of Russian language material from the cognitive point of view: as a prototypical spatial object and as a functionally important schema for the structuring of different parts of linguistic world image relating to space.

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On the work of A. N. Grandilevsky The birthplace of Mikhail Lomonosov from the perspective of linguistic cultural studies

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This article is dedicated to a little-known work of a Kholmogory priest, A.N. Grandilevsky on Kurostrov settlements of the Kholmogory district of the Arkhangelsk region – the birthplace of M.V. Lomonosov. The book created in the early 20th century is defined as corresponding to the modern principles of linguistic-cultural locus description.

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Some features of urban speech in the context of language situation of the Arkhangelsk North

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The author presents the result of research into the speech of indigent population of Arkhangelsk aimed at identifying informants of dialect lexical units in view of  social stratification. The data obtained show that dialect lexical units are still functionally active, but their frequency in groups formed according to the education principles differs considerably.

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The word and its poetical function

The lexical structure of the Life of St. Martyr Irina (according to the Synodal version)

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This article deals with the verbs conveying semantic dominants of hagiographic texts; an integrated approach to the analysis of language facts makes it possible to establish that the features of verbal word forms function according to the type of hagiography and its composition.

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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)

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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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On the poetics of literature genres

The image of Svyatopolk in the Tale of Boris and Gleb: predestination or freedom of choice?

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The hagiographical image of Svyatopolk is analysed as one determined by Christian anthropology. The author asserts that Svyatopolk performs an evil deed neither due to predestination, nor under the influence of fatal circumstances, but of his own free will. Svyatopolk embodies the model of a person of string will, which is opposed to the will of God and leads the character to captivity of the devil.

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The unity of public and family morals in the comedies of Yekaterina II

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This article considers the enlightenment strategy of Yekaterina the Second aimed at introducing the nobility to basic values, in particular, family consolidation and devotion to the interests of the state. A literature means of implementing this strategy was the comedies of Yekaterina II, which combined the satirical depiction of court morals and a mockery of human weaknesses.

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The concept of time in the late poetical cycles of R. M. Rilke and B. Pasternak: back to mythological sources

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This article presents the key results of an analysis of time concepts in poetic cycles of R.M. Rilke and B. Pasternak. The author emphasises the isomorphism of evolution of ideas of time in the late works of the poets.

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Sergiusz Piasecki’s The Tower of Babel: the poetics of the genre

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This article considers the genre poetics of the novels by the Polish writer of Belarusian descent, Sergiusz Piasecki. The authors identify the features of artistic incarnation of the actual autobiographical material, the genre forming role of Belarusian and Russian substrata, the influence of the tradition of Russian classical novel, as well as the manifestation of the elements of adventure and ideological novels.

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