Language — Speech — Text
Reported Speech in Slavic Hagiography of 'Pletenije Sloves' Literary Style: Pleonastic Structures with Elements of Direct SpeechAbstract
This article considers the peculiarities of pleonastic phrases containing reported speech in Southern Slavic and Old Russian works of the Pletenije Sloves' style. The author detects the interrelation between these peculiarities and the tradition followed by the scribes: Biblical (Epifanij Premudryj) and Byzantian rhetorical (the Tyrna school scribes) ones.
‘Impersonality’ Category Expression in Russian, Polish and Bulgarian Poetry: Semantic and Grammatical TypologyAbstract
The article examines the means of expressing impersonality meanings in the works of contemporary Russian, Polish and Bulgarian poets. The author determines typological characteristics defining correlations between the lexical and semantic and functional grammatical categories of linguistic units in contextualised expression of impersonality.
Field Arrangement of Toponymic Lexemes in Regional LanguageAbstract
The article considers the development of regional toponymic lexicon on the basis of the Volgograd region geographical names. The author offers the field approach to characterising functional and semantic unity of linguistic units on various synchronic snapshots of the end of the 20th — beginning of the 21st century.
'Indifference' Verbal Reflexes in Contemporary Russian LanguageAbstract
The article analyses the pragmatic and onomasiological aspects of ‘indifference’ verbal reflexes in the contemporary Russian language. The author deals with the challenges of speech reactions studies connected with national peculiarities and indirect speech representations.
Intertextuality in Oeuvre of Yuri Buida: Interaction of Pretexts and their Speech Markers in “The Red Dining-Room” Short StoryAbstract
This article focuses on Yuri Buida's “The Red Dining Room” short story and its multiple connections with pre-texts. It determines intertextual
parallels and their crossing points by means of linguistic markers. The analysis conducted allows revealing hidden layers of meaning in the short story by Yuri Buida.
Synchronic and Diachronic Language Modality
Modal Potential of Old Russian Lexemes Naming Intellectual CharacteristicsAbstract
The article analyses Old Russian language in the framework of the interpretation of possibility modality as a semantic category. The author justifies the extension of possibility representatives list by non-specialized lexemes that reveal strong modality potential.
Evaluation and Modality: Interaction of Meanings in Old Russian Texts (Literary Slavic texts of the 14th — 15th Centuries)Abstract
The article considers the interaction between modality and affective evaluation on the basis of hagiography of the ХIV—ХV centuries in the framework of medieval concept of the moral meaning of the beautiful.
Role of Tolerance Zones in Functional Modality Field and Development of Author's Verbal Image (on the Basis of Anna Akhmatova's Poems)Abstract
The article analyses the textual function of tolerance zones of particular modal meanings in Anna Akhmatova's poetry. The author pays special attention to the zones involved in the development of the author's verbal image, determines the explications of the zones describes and their interrelations.
Latent Evaluation in Infinitive WritingAbstract
The article deals with the results of an experiment on modelling the reader's perception of infinitive writing modal semantics. The author argues
that the reader's interpretation of infinitive writing bases on connotation semantics of a poetic text rather than on the 'grammar of poetry'.
Literary Canon: Some Aspects of Study
«Cultivate Your Garden»: Natural Existence Utopia of Enlightenment Man in Park and Garden Landscapes (on the Example of “Life and Adventures” by Andrei Bolotov)Abstract
This article considers the realisation of the Enlightenment landscape utopia on the example of the analysis of the evolution of utopian ideas by Andrei Bolotov in his autobiographical work “Life and Adventures”. The author of the article outlines the destruction of ‘natural state’ of a human being by the realities of the ‘Iron Age’ that followed the Enlightenment.
Idea of Home in Alexander Pushkin's “Eugene Onegin”Abstract
The article analyses the important cultural universal my means of the oppositions: home — peace; home — freedom, home — happiness in literary and historical context. This approach allows determining the affiliation of characters to the opposite axiological systems, which creates new opportunities for the interpretation of the denouement of the novel.
Romantic Mythologisation in “New Poems” by Rainer Maria RilkeAbstract
The article analyses the peculiarities of Rainer Maria Rilke’s “New Poems” in the context of mythological constructions of German Romanticism.
The author formulates the hypothesis of mythologisation as the expression of the sacred in poetry. The epiphany of the image of the Thing (das Ding) is reached by means of artistic representations, which allows stating the connection between the 'matter' of poetry and its higher source, as well as its inner mythological quality.
Fruit and Mirror: on Intersection of Images in Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Boris PasternakAbstract
The article considers the interrelated images of the 'fruit' and the 'mirror' in poems by Rainer Maria Rilke and Boris Pasternak in the context of
their artistic worldviews. The author compares the function of both images in the oeuvre of the poets.
Jerzy Andrzejewski's “The Inquisitors” and Dostoyevsky's “The Grand Inquisitor”: Temptation as Existential ProblemAbstract
The article compares the existential motifs of 'historical' novel “The Inquisitors” by Jerzy Andrzejewski and the parable chapter “The Grand Inquisitor” from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's “The Brothers Karamazov”. The motif of temptation connected with the interpretation of the Gospel plays the key role in both texts.
Faces and Icons (on Vladimir Soloukhin's “The Black Boards”)Abstract
The article considers the 20th century Russian history and the spiritual state of the society as the main subjects of the book. The author outlines the connection between the icon and the ancient and contemporary history of Russia, arguing that its function is to bring the mind of a Russian back to the Christian tradition.
Utopian Aspects of Vladimir Sharov's “Become Like Children”Abstract
The article analyses Vladimir Sharov's new novel in the context of literary traditions of utopia, dystopia, Lenin myth and antimyth, as well as against the background of the author's creative method.
Picaresque motifs in Thomas Brussig's “Heroes Like Us”Abstract
The article analyses the peculiarities of picaresque storytelling in Thomas Brussig's novel “Heroes Like Us”.
Poland in “The Ballad about Eternal Flame” by Alexander GalichAbstract
“The Ballad about Eternal Flame” (1968) was a remake of an earlier “Song about Hard Currency” (1966). Both songs are connected with Poland, though their titles do not immediately imply it. This article analyses the sources of the 'Polish' theme in the songs.
Female Characters in German Rock PoetryAbstract
The female character is one of the central constants forming the poetic world of a German rock author. This article examines the variants of this character.
Mass Media: History and Language
Russian Television of Post-Soviet Era: Patterns of TransformationAbstract
This paper analyses the transformation of broadcasting structure of the national television in the new social and political situation. On the basis of
this analysis, the new genre form — infotainment — is put up for discussion.
Syntax of AdvertisingAbstract
The article considers the enhancement of advertising slogan efficiency taking in account the peculiarities of left and right cerebral hemispheres activities.