Scientific section. Linguistics

A Semiotic Approach to the Analysis of the Creolized Texts Regarding the Identification of the Extremist Tenor

The article proves that the semiotic approach is effective in being
applied to the analysis of the texts containing signs of different origin;
it is as useful in holding expert research of material in order to identify
extremist meanings.

The Peculiarity of Applying a Thematic Frame to the Study of Similes in V. Nabokov’s English Novels (on the Material of the Novels Look at the Harlequins! and The Real Life of Sebastian Knight)

The article considers the attempt to apply one of the decoding stylistic techniques, namely the technique of drawing a thematic frame, to the research of similes and to the identification of the main themes and motives of the two English-language novels by V. Nabokov.

The Prospective Function of Spatial Meanings in the Organization of a Fiction Narrative

The article studies the prospection of the contexts with spatial semantics. Analyzing the initial parts of A. P. Chekhov’s stories in order to identify their probable prospection the author determines the principles of how the spatial contexts of the beginnings correlate with the structure of the whole narrative.

Frame Analysis of the Fragment of the Derivational Nest Semantically Related to the Name of Act «Benefaction»

This article presents the results of the propositional frame analysis of the fragment of the derivational nest with the «benefit» apex, semantically related to the name of act «benefaction» in the Russian language. The paper demonstrates that this group of cognate words represents a cohesive mental structure, knowledge about the situation of an act, referred to as «benefaction».

The Realization of the Conditionality Semantics in Sentences

The article studies the peculiarities of conditionality semantics in sentences with adverbial complicators. The author analyzes such meanings as cause, result, purpose, and condition.

Semantic Borrowing in Polysemy and Homonymy

The article is devoted to the study of the semantic borrowing process in the French language of Canada. Being the result of language contact, semantic borrowing leads to polysemy. Borrowing of a homonymous meaning can be regarded as an intermediate stage of polysemy decomposition and semantic homonym formation.

The Representation of the Nonce Referential Point by Present Tenses in English, French and Tatar Languages

The article considers the possibility of expressing referential meanings of nonce simultaneity by present tenses in English, French and Tatar languages.

The Impact of Analytism on the Characteristics of English Abbreviated Words

The theoretical aspects of word-formation are considered in the article. The complex multipleaspect investigation of abbreviation in the modern English language has been carried out.

Concept ‘Ouevre’ in K. Pavlova’s Idiostyle

The article analyzes how the concept ‘oeuvre’ functions in K. Pavlova’s poetry. The analysis of the language material within the semantic field ‘oeuvre’ leads to the conclusion that this field is the key one in K. Pavlova’s world-view and outlook. Notion and meaning nucleus of the word ‘oeuvre’ becomes conceptual for K. Pavlova’s poetic practice.

Semantic Features of Naming a Person by Family Ties in the Novel by I. Ilf and E. Petrov Twelve Chairs

The article deals with the issues of naming a person on the basis of family ties or connections in the text of a work of fiction. The authors consider notions of kinship and relationship, offer a semantic classification of antroponominants, give a typological description of the units denoting a person according to the degrees and lines of kinship.