Scientific section. Linguistics

On the Names of Grain and Milk Dishes in Some Modern Dialects of Ryazan Region

The article deals with the description of one of the fragments of the food stock-list in the dialects of Sarajevo district of Ryazan region. The research presents a linguistic description of the names of grain and milk dishes. This work continues the studies of Ryazan dialects, the materials of which provide an important source for researching the development of lexical dialect system.

Condolences: a Linguistic Perspective (on the Material of the German language)

The article deals with a specific type of etiquette statements – condolences. The first part analyzes the pragmatic conditions for making the relevant speech acts, then the author covers the language operators which generate and modify the sense elements of condolences. The paper concludes with a view on indirect ways of expressing condolences.

Images of Russia and the USA as the Realization of a Communicative Category «Friend or Foe» in the Russian Press

This paper deals with the analysis of speech means of creating the images of Russia and the USA within the opposition framework «friend or foe» in the Russian press. In the opposition press the author distinguishes ideologemes that create the image of a «friendly» and «hostile» country.

The Conceptual Field Faith in Orthodox and Protestant Subdiscourses (on the Material of the Russian and English Language Corpus Texts)

The article is dedicated to the issues of corpus linguistics and to the development of corpus-based discourse analysis principles. The author briefly characterizes the tendencies of corpus research in Russian and European linguistics and offers a set of methods of conceptual field modeling within the structure of discourse.

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.