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Philology, pedagogy, and psychology

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On the language category of modality

The features of the expression of the modal meaning of necessity in Russian and Lithuanian newspapers

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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.

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The functional features of the “lexical modifier + dependent infinitive” modal structures in the first Russian newspapers

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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.

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The features of implementation of the modal meaning of obligation in S. Yesenin’s axiological world view

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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.

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Subjective and modal evaluation in the newspaper and media discourse

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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
hierarchy.

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Modality in the system of text categories of Old Russian written records: on the formulation of the problem

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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.

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The rhetorical question as an explicator of modal meanings in the text of the novel The brothers Karamazov by F.M. Dostoyevsky

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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.

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Language: the history and the present

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 centuries

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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.

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The problem of research on the material culture vocabulary in the dialects of the Volgograd region

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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.

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The features of talkativity implementation in the political online discourse (a case study of personal websites of members of the British parliament)

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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.

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The word in a poetic 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 Moscow

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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.

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Literary classics: a forum for dialogue

Litarature alternatives

The “rustle of language”: the poetics of decoded audio elements in the lyrical poetry of M. Tsvetaeva and J. Brodsky

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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.

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The features of organisation of free indirect speech in contemporary Russian fiction

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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”.

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