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On the language category of modality

Author's modality as a text forming category (posing the problem)

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This article considers the contentious issue of author's modality as one of the central categories of a text. The authors state their position on the structural-functional correlation of author's modality, subjective modality and axiological modality and define the features of the intracategorial relations of author's modality.

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The modal organisation of a scientific text: dialogic markers in Russian orthographical treatises of the 16th century

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The characteristic features of the modal structure of the texts that signified the initial stage of the formation of scientific style in Russian language are assessed on the basis of Russian orthographical treatises of the 16th century. The author advocates the interpretation of dialogic markers as representatives of communicative-pragmatic modality.

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Subjective modality in the newspaper texts of the 18th century

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This article analyses the means of modality conveying the attitude of the author to the content of articles on the basis of “Vedomosti”, “St. Petersburg Vedomosti”, and “Moskovskiye Vedomosti” newspapers. The author determines the set of modal explicators, the content and expression planes of the given modal fragment and qualifies the "modal background" of the publications in the framework of the characteristic features of the first newspapers of the period of the development of Russian periodicals.

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The functioning of nuclear explicators of the modal meaning of necessity in the novel "Resurrection" by Leo Tolstoy and its translation in Polish

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This article deals with the nuclear explicators of the necessity micro-field — a micro-field of the situational modality – in the original and the Polish translation of L. N. Tolstoy’s novel "Resurrection". The authors establish the functional-semantic hierarchy of corresponding modal modifiers and determine general, typological, and intra-lingual features in the functioning of the modal means examined.

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The functioning of utterances conveying the modal meaning of possibility in the texts of television commercials

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This article considers the characteristic features of utterances conveying the modal meaning of possibility that forms the field of situational modality in the texts of television commercials. The author makes an attempt to classify speech situations from the perspective of the bearer of the possibility property and examines the functioning features of the semantic variants of the verb мочь.

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Language — world — concept

The principles of the concept analysis of the "male" and "female" in Russian linguistic mentality

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This article offers the theoretical grounds and methods of semantic analysis of “male” and “female” categories developed on the basis of linguistic data. The author draws examples from the Russian language to demonstrate gender semantic models in Russian linguistic mentality, e. g. the general understandding of the “male” and the “female”, the content properties of these principles, etc.

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The word in poetic text

The conceptual profiles of the oeuvre of M. Bulgakov, V. Nabokov, A. Platonov and M. Sholokhov (according to the data of the comparative analysis of frequent vocabulary)

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The following article offers a methodology combining the quantitative and ideographic methods of text analysis. The contexts of frequent vocabulary help build up the "conceptual profiles" of M. Bulgakov, V. Nabokov, A. Platonov, and M.Sholokhov, which reflect the individual correlation of denotative spheres in the oeuvre of each author.

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Author's word usage as a means to create a literary image in the Tales in two parts by A. I. Solzhenitsyn

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This paper offers the results of the study on the word-building capacities and lexical potential of verbs and nouns in the tales in two parts by A. I. Solzhenitsyn. Special attention is focused on the occasional word construction patterns, which are used by the writer as a means to create a literary image.

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Substandard as the basis of author's idiolect in the Russian prose of the 21st century

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This article analyses the usage of substandard elements in literary works. Substandard is regarded as a characteristic of the author's idiolect from the standpoint of their internal culture, ethics and aesthetic expressiveness. It is emphasised that the author's usage of substandard units depends on both ideological and thematic content as well as the cultural-linguistic state of the society.

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Glottodidactics today: Methods and means

Literary classics: Aspects of research

The Instruciton of Vladimir Monomakh as a confession and self-report: On the problem of interpretation

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The genre of the Instruction of Vladimir Monomakh is considered as a "deed" and "confession and selfreport" (M. Bakhtin) and is related to the fact that the way a text is created is determined by non-literary considerations; the internal plot unfolds as a confession. The creation of the Instruction is interpreted as a deed, which determines the way to salvation for a lay prince.

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The theme of the female in the novels of Charles Brockden Brown

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This article is devoted to the oeuvre of the American author of the beginning of the 19th century Charles Brockden Brown who, being little known to the Russian reader, is considered in the USA the father of gothic novel. Addressing the problem of social and legal dependence in post-revolutionary America, Ch. B. Brown takes part in the formation of the new national ideology.

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Thanatological endings in the short stories of F. Sologub

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This article is devoted to the problem of ending in a literary work. Thanatological motifs are among the most widespread finales in the world literature. The article deals with the characteristic features of such endings, their typology determined by the nature of death, the narrative structure of plot situations, and the modality of motifs. The research is based on short stories by F. Sologub, who often addressed this theme.

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