Scientific section. Linguistics

Phraseological Unit as the Main Element of Pragmatic Level of Language Personality of Catherinе II

The article analyzes the specificity of the linguistic personality of Catherine II on a pragmatic level, studies phraseological units, used in her texts, as the main instrument of pragmatic impact on the recipient.

Precedent Phenomena: Problems of Definition and Classification

The article addresses the problem of precedent phenomena definition and classification from the point of view of the complex approach. Based on the undertaken analysis, the authors give the definition of precedent phenomena, distinguish their main and complementary characteristic features as well as build the hierarchy of the precedent phenomena.

Associative Experiment as One of the Methods of Studying Linguistic Consciousness in Physicians

The article discusses the potential of a psycholinguistic association experiment in the study of professional and personal distinguishing features of language consciousness in physicians. Research findings support the idea of associative reactions being professionally determined and of their congruency with the parcels recorded in the lexical-semantic field «Disease».

Composition and Structure of Lexicon at Different Stages of Ontogenesis

The article sums up the results of studying the composition and structure of the lexicon of school pupils of different age groups.

Mythological Metaphor in the Aspect of Metaphor Genesis Research

In the article the mythological image and mythological metaphor are considered as an initial stage in the development of metaphor as a cognitive mechanism of sense formation.

Image of the City in Dina Rubina’s Story «High Water Venetians»

In the article an attempt is made to analyze the peculiarity of the structure of space in Dina Rubina’s novel «High Water Venetians». Venice is viewed as a field with a nuclear and peripheral spheres. Field analysis of language components allows to see a live, evolving image of the city directly linked to the internal state of the main character.

Conflict Speech Tactics in the Russian and English Pedagogical Communication in the First Half of the XIXth (on the Material of Ch. Bronte’s and L. Charskya’s Works)

The article considers synonymic relationships between derivational patterns within the boundaries of one derivational category. Heterogeneity of factors determining the distribution of synonymic pattern formants identified in the course of research allows to distinguish different types of derivational synonymy.

To the Issue of Studying Synonymic Relationships of Word-formation Types Within a Word-formation Category

The article considers synonymic relationships between derivational patterns within the boundaries of one derivational category. Heterogeneity of factors determining the distribution of synonymic pattern formants identified in the course of research allows to distinguish different types of derivational synonymy.

Major Means of Expressing Positive Aesthetic Evaluation in «Le Roman de la Rose» by G. de Lorris and J. de Meung

The article considers linguistic means of positive aesthetic evaluation in the medieval allegorical French poem «Le Roman de la Rose». A range of linguistic contexts containing evaluative components are studied, specific axiological means and principles of contributing to the lexis of aesthetic evaluation are analyzed.

Speech Etiquette in Mass Media as a Factor Driving Russian Society Speech Culture

Based on the broad understanding of speech etiquette it is examined in the article how mass media impacts both positively and negatively – due to the infringement of its norm – speech and behavior of people, and even the future of the language.

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