The paper discusses the use of cognitive-discourse model of proverb's sense actualization offered by the author for analysis of semantics and pragmatics of proverb in newspaper interview.
In the literature of some countries the transition from romanticism to realism occurred in the period of Biedermeier. The term "Slavonic Biedermeier" causes a lot of discussion. Czech author Bozena Nemcova can be called a Biedermeier writer. Her works are characterized by the same features as the works...
In this paper, we state that conceptual-taxonomical analysis allows to carry out a profound time analysis. Three levels of categorization are examined: 1. Base level that is the starting point of the analysis, level of prototypes: lexical, grammatical, linguocognitive and conceptual; 2. Upper superordinate...
The purpose of the article is to give an overview of A. Thackeray's oeuvre and show her in her literary guises an essayist, author of fiction and a historian of literature. Special attention is paid to her major works,"The Story of Elizabeth," "Out of the World," "Miss Angel," and "A Book of Sybils."
Assessing students is a key part of teaching a language. Placement tests are used to help teachers set up learner groups that can work together, and to inform decisions ranging from choosing the most suitable course book to devising the teaching content to suit a particular group of students. The article...
The article deals with a textology question in Ninth Epode by Horace. The verses 17-18 gives as follows: adhuc/ad hunc frementesverteruntb is mille equos / Galli canentesCaesarem. The usual understanding of the noun hunc is to him, i.ÿe. to Marc Antony, mentioned in vv.ÿ11-13. Meanwhile the previous...
Vera Evdokimova, Pavel Skrelin, Karina Evgrafova
The paper presents an original method of synchronous recording the glottal wave and an output speech signal. The method was employed to obtain the experimental material. The recordings of 3 male and 3 female subjects were performed. The recording of each subject was 15 minutes long and included isolated...
Nina Fedotova, Katika Sakornnoi
The article focuses on one of the problems of teaching Thai students the Russian language in non-language environment - the designing of national-oriented textbooks. There is a need to create learning materials for special purposes are focused on the specific conditions of Thailand, where Thais use Russian...
Andrei Filippov, Alexei Dobrov
Creating an online representation for authors' dictionaries with a scientific commentary implies facing difficulties of a specific kind. One of such resources is ®M.ÿLomonosov's Rhetoric Dictionary¯ (work in progress at the Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences). One of the most...
In this article a comparative analysis of different interpretations of the terms text, speech product, phrase is carried out on the material of dictionary definitions.Most notable is the difference between existing approaches to the interpretation of the term phrase.With such a divergence of views on...
The publication deals with the issue of the emergenceÿandÿfurtherÿmodification of social meaning as it occurs in everyday social practices. To identify the levels of engagement between a salient linguistic feature and a social object, bringing about differing kinds of social meaning,ÿthe data on language...
Our paper looks at Slovak modern journalistic texts containing well known Russian names of the Soviet era with a high degree of connotation and accompanying analysis focussing on a review of their function in Slovak media discourse at the beginning of the third millennium. In our paper we are using the...
This paper discusses how the epic genre is effective as a means for using structure to create meaning, as in the Mordovian epic Mastorava by A. M. Sharonov, where the author shows possible alternatives of government in the epic history of the Erzya and Moksha people.
The paper explores the linguistic situation in modern Scotland. Specifically it looks at the concepts of linguistic continuum, bilingualism and diglossia and their applications to the Scottish linguistic situation.
Aleksandr Kornev, Ingrida Balciuniene
The paper deals with linguistic and structural limitations in narrative of language-impaired preschool children.ÿThe individual profile of narrative macro- and microstructural measures is highlighted. Dynamic analysis of narrative production evidenced an impact of narrative mode, story complexity, and...
The paper offers a comparative study ofÿTh.ÿBernhard's and Jean Paul's poetics focused on both explicit and implicit intertextual links. The authors' "Ausl"schung: Ein Zerfall" and "Siebenk"s" are analysed in view of life performed as if it is aÿwriting.
In contrast to class is Gothic novels where a suffering female protagonist plays an important role, ghost stories continuing the Gothic tradition in late 19 and early 20 c) represent men's world: female characters are either absent or mostly ambivalent. E. F. Benson's stories reviving traditional images...
The paper deals with the genesis of one of the seven traditions of the Finnish fictional war prose - the realistic one. The overview is given on the material of war novels, created during the 2nd half of the 20th century. The author emphasises the fact, that towards the end of the 1900s the main stress...
The article is devoted to examination of the set of characteristics, which the personages of modern Russian obituaries are prescribed to have. The research is based on the obituaries, devoted to the residents of the town of Pushkin at the Leningrad region.
Svetlana Pivovarova, Victor Zakharov
Our research is aimed at developing a procedure for extracting term candidates for a multilingual glossary of terms. The procedure is based on the extract-then-align algorithm. The performance of the algorithm is evaluated on the parallel English-French-Russian corpus.
The topic of the poetry and the poet's immortality is among the most important topics of Derzhavin's oeuvre. His last poem "Reka vremen v svoyem stremlan'yi..." (1816) is usually not considered along with his works devoted to that topic. However, this poem exhibits a series of motives and images (immortality/poet's...
The paper looks into the way intertextuality is used by contemporary politicians from the US Democratic Party. The main groups of text sources and communicative functions of intertextual inclusions are identified. This paper also presents findings related to the speakers' individual styles and the discourse...
The article is dedicated to the analysis of African American slave narratives written by women and the consideration of questions of identity formation. The identity of the female personages of these texts is influenced by and formed with the help of their families and the cultural legacy of the whole...
The article examines the gender aspect of female characters' drawing in "Howard's End" (1910) by E.M. Forster with an emphasis on the technique of "rhythm" used in the novel.
The article deals with the cases of contextual subjectification of the meaning of the Middle English verb "may/mighte" in "The Canterbury Tales" by G.Chaucer. The purpose of the research is to define the pragmatic factors of its grammaticalization as a marker of the speech acts of permission and assertion.
The article deals with the systematization of the main approaches to the chronology of Polish dialects formation in Lithuania. It includes systemic survey of the concepts made by important researchers of the borderland Polish dialects, such as: H.Turska, Z. Kurzowa and others.
Liudmila Vasileva, Svetlana Tananaiko
The article deals with the possibility of using BCI Emotiv EPOC for linguistic and phonetic researches. This portable device which permits receive and interpret brain signals can be useful for linguists in studying speech perception and speech production. Along with the detailed description of the device...
Didactics, design and implementation of the experimental project on written and oral Translation Studies (American Business English specialized translation course) with the help of Blended online technologies and resources. The project was based on online wiki site http://amvkclass.pbworks.com/ and regular...
In the article three novels by E. Gaskell, "Mary Barton" (1848), "Ruth" (1853), and "Cranford" (1853), are approached as debunkingthe Victorian stereotypes about women ("the Angel in the House", "the fallen woman". "the old maid"). In her protest against these notions, Gaskell introduced a new type of...
Svetlana Visharenko, Irina Gordeeva
Contemporary technologies have made it possible to carry out "anticipatory" testing in order to evaluate the students' potential in their chosen field of study. Both linguistic testing and interdisciplinary approach appear useful. In addition to linguistic testing, a number of other research methods...
Studying the experience of teaching of social translators in Spain and the Netherlands will help to improve the education process of the translators in Russia in the field of Dutch-Russian and Spanish-Russian languages.
The article provides a comparison of the best-known Old English poetic text - "Caedmon's Hymn" with the Song of the Three Youths in Old English translations (both gloss and poetic ones).
Present Progressive and Simple Tense are examined in the holistic approach to language as a cognitive activity of a person orienting to the adaptation. Reduced Present Progressive and Present Simple express the direct experience of the observer.
The article analyzes some of the current trends of Russian stable comparisons use in sports discourse. The author pays attention to the replenishment of this strata of phraseology, expand the combinability of units, formation of new meanings, changing the connotations of the comparisons in the sports...
The article discusses the lexical meaning of the old Russian words associated with the conceptum of patience. Special attention is paid to symbolic structure of the concept.
W. Wrede's concept of "Messianic Secret" being juxtaposed with Jesus' rejection of signs in the Gospel of John opens way for both phenomena to express jointly the ethical tension of Jesus' teaching.
Gray's odes of prophecy The Descent of Odin and The Fatal Sisters, which he rendered from the Norse, represent the feminine power of prophecy revealed in the Older Edda (Balder's Fate and The Song of the Valkyries). Gray follows the poetics of the Edda songs with their uncertainty, ambivalence, and vagueness...
The report examines Marquis de Sade's Justine as a possible prototype of Katerina Maslova, the heroine of Tolstoy's late novel 'Resurrection'. The comparison is carried out in several ways: 1) the name of the novel 2) the name and the fate of the heroine of 3) genre 4) philosophical problems 5) the beginning...
The article deals with the possibiltiy to adapt the Curry-Howard isomorphism to describe natural language semantics. An approach to treating linguistic ambiguity is proposed based on specifying invariants for proposition classes. A variant of constructive higher-order logic powerful enough to cover descriptions...
Essay deals with poetry of M.Otis Warren and Ph. Wheatley, authors of the epoch of American War of Independence. Analysis reveals the selfidentification discourse in which American identity manifested itself initially.
The paper offers a comparative analysis of the construction of the image of women that is carried out by two great writers of the XX century: J. Joyce in his "Ulysses" and Henry Miller in his "Parisian Trilogy". Joyce in his novel synthesizes all the existing myths and images of women. Miller following...
Irina Azarova, Elena Alekseeva, Konstantin Sipunin
Department of Mathematical Linguistisc of SPSU maintains the corpus of hagiographic texts (SCAT), comprising digital versions of Church Slavonic handwritten lives of saints from 16-18th centuries. The paper deals with lemmatization and spelling normalization in the index to the texts.
This article provides a description of stereotypical constructions of the Middle English alliterative poetry based on a semantic analysis of narrative structures. These constructions prove to be common also to Middle English verse romances what can witness their genetic unity.
A characteristic feature of T.ÿKlimowicz's book consisting of 16 essays about Russian writers of XIX-XX centuries is a wide usage of quotations from letters and diaries of the title persons and their relatives, friends, as well as from memories and opinions of contemporaries, followers and researches....
Annotation: based on the archive materials there will be the biography and the history of the main publications of translator and cultural mediator between Russia and Germany Gisela Drohla reestablished.
The article considers self-reflection of literature in A. S. Byatt's criticism. Special attention is paid to collected essays "Passion of the Mind", "Imagining Characters", "On Histories and Stories", "Portraits in Fiction". Interaction of verbal and visual images is emphasised. It is proved that Byatt...
The report focuses on analysing some examples from Russian spontaneous speech in which the speaker is not confident of what he has just said or is about to say. There are several ways of the hesitation of this sort. They may be physical (hesitation pauses and unverbal sounds, such as e-e, m-m etc) or...
The article substantiates the principles of creating a special dictionary reflecting lexical signs of the border of the Pskov-Belarusian linguistic space in the data context of the Belarusian dialectal lexicography.
The article "Less is more: on one text-forming model in the medieval religious literature" discusses various options of syntactic and semantic schemes that form a model of the inversely proportional correspondence between the characteristics and manifestations of the human soul, on the one hand, and...
The article discusses possible eponyms of the dish pullus Frontonianus in the cookbook "De re coquinaria" (Apic. 6, 8, 12). The attribution faces a number of difficulties, such as the authorship and dating of the corpus ascribed to Apicius and the fact that cognomen Fronto did not belong to one particular...