Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1817-7115 (Print)
ISSN 2541-898X (Online)


A foreign proper name in Spanish idioms and proverbs

The article deals with Spanish set expressions that include a foreign proper name. The study overviews phraseological units, as well as proverbs and sayings included in the most important Spanish lexicographical works. Dealing with an onomastic (onymic) component requires the description of idioms, their origin, meaning and the degree of linguistic actuality.

Revealing the Content of English Family Names in a Linguocultural Dictionary

The present article reports on the lexicographical description of culturally significant English family names being a part of English speakers’ background knowledge. The given structuring of a dictionary entry allows to reveal the content of such names including, in the broad sense, a set of cultural, historical, social, ethnic and other connotations.