Scientific section. Linguistics

Perceptive and Semantic Keynotes in the Formation of Artistic Style

The article considers the influence of the forms of the psychological phenomenon of perception on writers’ aesthetic systems. Visual and audio types of perception are reflected in fiction in the most consistent and systemic manner. Different authors exhibit variations in their correlation: either the visual or the acoustic type prevails.

On the Metasemiotic Approach to the Analysis of Fiction

The article gives a brief note on the origin of the semiotic trend in linguistic research. Theoretical prerequisites of the metasemiotic approach to the analysis of literary texts are specified. The author offers a possible paradigmatic concept of the metasemiotic analysis based on equivalent but different meanings, as well as on the antonymic oppositions on the material of a literary text.

The Use of Interjections as Other Parts of Speech in the Russian Language

The article considers some cases of Russian emotional interjections being used in the position and function of other parts of speech.

Some Peculiarities of Structure, Semantics and Functioning of Adverbial Complicators in Business Language

The article is dedicated to examining the peculiarities of structure, semantics and functioning of adverbial complicators in business language. The author argues that the style type and the text genre have a significant impact on the choice of adverbial complicators, their semantics and functions.

Conceptual Framework for the Optimization of Verbal and Non-verbal Business Communication Opportunities

The article examines the theoretical aspects of verbal and non-verbal communication. The author shows the importance of verbal and nonverbal communication in the modern world. It is shown that verbal and non-verbal components are inextricably linked. The author comes to the conclusion about the necessity of optimization of verbal and nonverbal means of influence in business communication.

The Principle of Politeness in Forming English Direct Request: Diachronic Analysis

The article represents diachronic analysis of what changes the formation and usage of direct requests have undergone in British English. Special attention is paid to diachronic changes in the frequency of direct requests, as well as to the means of softening and intensifying direct requests.

Rhetorical Universals, Their Logic, Meaning, Figurative and Expressive Role in Public Speeches by F. D. Roosevelt

The article addresses rhetorical devices used by F. D. Roosevelt in his public speeches: antitheses and their role in creating contrast, the device of repetition as a means of enhancing logical and emotional impact on the listeners, question and answer speech structure, its meaning and expressive functions.

Pragmatic Aspect of using Presuppositions in American Political Discourse

The article examines presuppositions as the means of forming and/ or modifying convictions, attitudes, values of the target audience. In American political discourse presuppositions have a marked propaganda focus.

On the International Demand for the French Language

The paper focuses on the formation, development and current state of the French language as a means of international communication. Special attention is paid to the destiny of the French language in the world from two perspectives: from the perspective of multiculturalism and the perspective of cross-language competition.

Varieties and Methods of Nomination in the Names of Abakan Trading Places

The aim of the study is to analyze the methods of nomination in the names of trading places (emporonyms) of Abakan. The analysis is conducted both on the verbal and nonverbal levels of nomination. The author distinguishes morphemic and non-morphemic methods of nomination (compounding, clipping, conversion etc), as well as graphic contamination and graphic parceling.