On the language category of modality
The features of the expression of the modal meaning of necessity in Russian and Lithuanian newspapersAbstract
This article presents a functional-semantic analysis of one of situational modality meanings — the meaning of necessity — as implemented in Russian and Lithuanian newspaper texts. The authors identify the functions of Russian modal explicators and their Lithuanian equivalents.
The functional features of the “lexical modifier + dependent infinitive” modal structures in the first Russian newspapersAbstract
On the basis of Russian periodicals of the first half of the 18th century, the author considers lexical modal modifiers that convey situational modality meanings in combination with a dependent infinitive. The article identifies the specific features of such modifiers, namely, their capacity to express subjective-modal evaluations of newspaper text authors.
The features of implementation of the modal meaning of obligation in S. Yesenin’s axiological world viewAbstract
On the basis of S. Yesenin’s poetry, the authors consider the text function of linguistic units expressing the modal meaning of necessity. The article offers their functional and semantic hierarchy and describes their role in analysing the poet’s axiological world view.
Subjective and modal evaluation in the newspaper and media discourseAbstract
On the basis of an analytical article from the “Rossiyskaya gazeta” newspaper, the author considers the subjective-modal evaluations
that form the author’s opinion in the text, identifies the means of expression of such evaluations, and establishes their functionalsemantic
Modality in the system of text categories of Old Russian written records: on the formulation of the problemAbstract
This article considers the functional-semantic category of modality in the system of such text categories as microtext, macrotext, and metatext. The author describes the integrative function of modality in the construction of semantic hierarchy of Old Russian texts, as well as the functional role of complex syntactic constructions in the system of modal-evaluative and genrestylistic characteristics of Old Russian texts.
The rhetorical question as an explicator of modal meanings in the text of the novel The brothers Karamazov by F.M. DostoyevskyAbstract
The author considers the features of rhetorical question as an explicator of modal semantics in the novel The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. The article identifies the scope of objective modality and subjective modality meanings of rhetorical question and addresses its text-forming function.
Language: the history and the present
The time and language of a “different reality” in prophetic textsAbstract
This article defines the linguistic representations of time and analyses their manifestation in the language structure. The basic features of the language of the future as a “different reality” are described on the basis of analysis of prophetic texts.
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 centuriesAbstract
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.
Periphrastic expressions in the epistles of the 14th-16th centuriesAbstract
Periphrastic expressions are considered as a frequent means of evaluative meaning explication. The author describes the functions of such expressions as well as their connection to the linguistic etiquette of the 14th — 16th centuries.
The functional features of verbs with antonymic prefixes in the panegyrical works of F. ProkopovichAbstract
An integrated approach to the analysis of language facts makes it possible to establish that the functioning of word-forming antonyms in F. Prokopovich’s panegyrics is limited by the spatial meaning of prefixes and the genre of the text.
The problem of research on the material culture vocabulary in the dialects of the Volgograd regionAbstract
This article considers approaches to the analysis of material culture vocabulary used in scientific literature and overviews the dialects of the Volgograd region. The author addresses the principles and methods of analysing the folk-craft vocabulary of different secondary dialects on the basis of data obtained from filed studies in the settlements of the region.
The anagrammatic game in proverbs and sayings: Russian and English analoguesAbstract
This article investigates the mechanisms and forms of anagrammatic game in Russian and English proverbs and sayings and describes its functionality. The author offers a comparative typology of anagrammatic game forms and analyses examples of the phenomenon.
The features of talkativity implementation in the political online discourse (a case study of personal websites of members of the British parliament)Abstract
This paper introduces and describes the concept of "talkativity" that is based on the identification of a specific set of conceptual features — the use of colloquial speech, spontaneity, formal situation, and the stability of subject matter.
The functional and pragmatic features of speech acts with the meaning of consentAbstract
This article deals with the main types of speech acts with the meaning of consent in the contemporary dialogical discourse. The author identifies the specific pragmatic features of speech acts of consent and offers their typology.
The word in a poetic text
The typology of poetical neologisms of the late 20th/early 21st centuriesAbstract
This article considers phonetic, lexical, grammatical, syntactical and stylistic poetic neologisms relevant to the language of contemporary poetry from the functional-semantic aspect.
The role of proper names in the chronotope modelling in Yu. Buida’s short story Of the name of LevAbstract
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 intertextual connections between Yu. Buida’s novel Boris and Gleb and The tale of the murder of Daniil of Suzdal and the beginning of MoscowAbstract
Yu. Buida’s novel Boris and Gleb contains a number of intertextual relations to Old Russian literary works. A study into these relations helps not
only establish literary parallels but also identify the text generating mechanisms characteristic of the contemporary novelist’s works. The article considers the aspects of intertextual interaction between Yu. Buida’s novel and the masterpiece of 17th century Russian literature.
The features of proper name semantic structure in N. Kononov short story MikeshaAbstract
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.
The problem of correlation of space and texts in A. Eppel’s short story On a dark warm nightAbstract
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.
The image of river in A. Ivanov’s novel The gold of revolt: the linguistic aspectAbstract
This article considers the image of the river Chusovaya, which is directly connected to the idea of space and road in A. Ivanov’s fictional world. The Chusovaya is not only a place but also a character of the novel.
Literary classics: a forum for dialogue
F.M. Klinger’s Faust: the dialogue of culturesAbstract
This article presents an analysis of the influence of Russian culture on the central character of F. Klinger’s philosophic novel Faust's Life, Deeds, and Journey to Hell. The typical traits of Russian mentality exhibited by the character are examined in the light of the fact that the novel was written in Russia.
The nature of the mystical in the works of Novalis and MacDonaldAbstract
This article examines Novalis’s influence on the British fairy tale writer George Macdonald. The author explores the reasons for the authors to devote themselves to the genre of literary fairy tale and compares the means of expressing the mystical in their works.
The dramaturgy of F.M. Dostoyevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment as interpreted by Józef TischnerAbstract
This article considers the features of literary and interpretative analysis of the dramaturgy of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s novel Crime and punishment by the Polish philosopher Józef Tischner.
The motif of repentance and the features of the plot in Vladimir Monomakh’s “autobiography”Abstract
The analysis of Vladimir Monomakh’s “autobiogrpahy” in the context of the confession-reflexion form brings the author to the conclusion that repentance is the central motif dominating the logic of the plot in the second part of the Instruction.
The concept of ideal space in V.A. Zhukovky’s lyric poetryAbstract
This article analyses V. A. Zhukovsky’s images of ideal space in the context of Christian notions of paradise.
The image of time in B.L. Pasternak’s poem Unique daysAbstract
This article focuses upon the axiological prototype of the ‘time’ category in Boris Pasternak's poem Unique Days and its English translation by Lydia Pasternak-Slater.
The interpenetration of literature and religious discourses in the post-war period (a case study of the Austrian Wort und Wahreit magazineAbstract
Through analysing the materials of he Wort und Wahrheit magazine of 1946, the author addresses the ways of interdisciplinary interaction in literary periodicals of post-war Austria.
The bestiary motif in Russian literatureAbstract
The notions of “animalism” and “bestiary” are distinguished on the basis of Russian prose of the 20th/21st centuries. The author analyses the poetic functions of bestiary motifs in Russian postmodernist literature (A. Korolyov, V. Pelevin, V. Sorokin).
The “art of error” in Russian avant-gardismAbstract
This article asserts that Russian avant-gardism translated the antirhetorical in the rhetorical having codified “error” as a poetic device. This phenomenon is considered in the framework of A. Kruchenykh’s theory of shift.
The “rustle of language”: the poetics of decoded audio elements in the lyrical poetry of M. Tsvetaeva and J. BrodskyAbstract
This article considers the problems of language and word reflection in the works of the two poets and examines the mechanisms of written works. The authors attempt to interpret the complex of M. Tsvetaeva and J. Brodsky’s themes and motifs in the context of Barthes’s “rustle of language” concept.
A “fascinating fake”: on the origin of a street songAbstract
This article proves that the song “When we met, bird cherry tree was in bloom”, which is traditionally perceived as a piece of urban folklore, is an authored work.
The “ideology of love” in Jurek Becker’s novel Heartless AmandaAbstract
This article deals with the allegorical representation of the socio-political situation in the GDR shortly before the reunification of Germany as depicted in Jurek Becker’s novel Heartless Amanda through the relationship of the central female character with three men.
The features of organisation of free indirect speech in contemporary Russian fictionAbstract
On the basis of V.S. Makanin and T.N. Tolstaya’s works, the author examines the organisation of free indirect speech, analyses the dynamic processes peculiar to contemporary fictional speech, and describes the interaction between the basic structures of free indirect discourse, which reflects the features of the “new type of prose”.