Scientific section. Linguistics

On the Problem of Nomenclature Nomination (on the Material of International Flowering Plant Names)

The article is devoted to the exploration of the functions of the binominal specific name which represents the most significant taxon of the angiosperm or flowering plants section in the International Botanical Nomenclature. Being a narrow usage lexical unit, the specific name denotes a directly perceivable, particular object and represents nominal, classifying, informational and communicative functions.

Family Lexicon (Important Everyday Object Nomination)

The article presents an observation on speech communication in families living in Saratov; it investigates the nomination of important everyday objects such as shops, chemist’s, shoe repair shops, etc, from the anthropocentric perspective.

On the Problem of the Role of Scientific Biography: the Scandinavian Period of R. Jacobson

The articles touches upon the problems concerning a renown American researcher R. Jacobson’s scientific interests which were important during his stay in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and recreates historical and linguistic context in which his works appeared.

The Modern View on the French Linguistic Policy Development. Part II

The article explores the basic principles and stages in the development of the linguistic policy of the French language in terms of its spread, usage and quality.

Identifying the Gender Component in the Study of Lak Phraseological Units with Agential Nouns

The article studies how the gender component manifests itself in the structure, semantics and reference of the idioms represented by Lak phraseological units with agential nouns.

The Means of Secondary Semiosis as a Way to Identify the Characteristics of a Journalist’s Speech Portrait

The article studies the means of secondary semiosis, non-verbal means of intensifying the reader’s perception, characteristic of the journalist style of the Dagestan journalist Khadzhimurad Kamalov. A journalist text is considered in this article as a result of combining a verbal text and all non-verbal means, which help the author to address the audience and emerge as a linguistic persona.

The Militaristic Quality of School Educational Discourse of the Third Reich

The article presents a linguistic and extra-linguistic characteristic of one of the qualities of the school educational discourse of the Third Reich – its militaristic quality, which has been singled out through the analysis of fiction films in the German language.

Manufacturing Political Discourse. Discursive Strategies

The article studies linguistic features of the political discourse of the immigration on the threshold of the general parliamentary elections in the UK in 2005 from the perspective of critical discourse analysis on the materials of the leading British printed press. The author distinguishes major discursive strategies, forming the discourse of the immigration, and the techniques of their implementation.

Pragmatics of Phatic Tokens

The task of the paper is to study theoretical aspects of the pragmatic use of phatic tokens. To achieve this aim, the authors review and specify the concept of phatic communication; describe the system of phatic tokens and provide a new approach to their structural organization; besides, they consider the usage of phatic tokens in different registers.