IKBFU's Vestnik

2013 Issue №8

Verbs of delimitative manner of action based on the data of the national corpus of the Russian language: The system and usage

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This article shows that the delimitative class of verbs can be expanded through involving new groups of motivating verbs. This process becomes more active in the conditions where the impact of usage is more pronounced. The author establishes that delimitatives acquire special functional-stylistic yield in modern written language and act as a “code word” indicative of socially marked narration.

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Colour naming as a means to present the concept of ‘life’ in N. Gogol’s epic poem Dead Souls

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This articles analyses lexemes with the colour meaning of ‘white’, ‘green’, and ‘yellow’ as representatives of meanings related to the concept of LIFE — beauty, hope, faith. The author stresses the connection between these lexemes with the “living” images opposed to the lifeless world of Dead Souls.

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The functional features of metadiscription of beliefs in a literary text: The case of I. S. Turgenev’s works

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This article considers the topical linguistic problem of metalinguistic potential of a natural language and identifies the cases of its specific functional tensions (the description of nonverbal signals designed within the ideal spacetime of a literary text). The chosen methodological approaches to the problem are new, however, they are based on the concepts developed by specialists in the field of applied psychology and semiotics, on the one hand, and prominent Russian linguists, on the other.

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The cyclical nature of time in B. Zaitsev’s short story St Nicholas Street: The means of linguistic and image representation

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This article examines the concept of time in B. Zaitesev’s short story “St Nicholas Street” and the means of its linguistic and image representation. The author considers the correlation of cyclic, biographical, and historical time and the category of the eternal, as well as the means of linear time cyclisation and comes to a conclusion about the meaning and text forming role of the cyclic time model.

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The metaphor as a means of colour and light perception in M. Voloshin’s idiostyle

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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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