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


Financial Terminology as a Source of Metaphoric Expansion in Modern Russian Slang

The article deals with the concept of slang, its functioning in modern Russian, which is being examined on the material of metaphors based on the lexis of financial and economic spheres. The metaphoric models are also presented, as well as the target areas typical to the semantic fields under consideration.

Financial and Economic Metaphors in the English Slang

The article considers the models of forming metaphorical shifts in slang on the basis of the ‘Property and Exchange Relationships’ semantic field in the modern English language (its American variant). Target areas are revealed and analyzed from the statistical and cognitive perspectives.