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


Modal Specificity of the Russian Hand-Written Newspaper Vesti-Kuranty (News-Chimes)

The article deals with specificity of language modality realization in the texts of the Russian hand-written newspaper Vesti-Kuranty (News- Chimes). The peculiarities of functioning of propositional modality explicators (objective and situational modality) which create an objective basis of the information messages in newspaper texts are established; modal-evaluative semantic meanings and ways of their realization are revealed; the mechanism of objective-modal and subjective-modal meanings interaction is analyzed.

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.