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


Role of Slang Metaphoric Nominations in Internet Communication

The article is dedicated to the analysis of the metaphoric subsystem of Web slang. Major lexical groups, used as the source of figurative slang meanings formation, are determined; they are juxtaposed with general language tendencies; the system of the metaphor sources as a reflection of the idiosyncratic world picture of the users of this idiom has been viewed.

Mixed martial arts discourse as a variety of sports martial and interactive discourses

The article dwells on the English language mixed martial arts (MMA) discourse which is interpreted as a variety of sports martial and interactive discourses. The main concepts that represent the entertaining aspect of MMA discourse are singled out. Among them are the following notions: “game”, “fun”, “entertainment”, “show”, “performance”, “pleasure”, etc. All of them have direct lexical representation and correspond with the relevant lexical units. At the same time, they can be indicated through synonymous words and phrases.

The Poet’s Roses: the Poem of Bulat Okudzhava «I don’t Want to Write…» in the Context of Classical Tradition

Okudzhava’s poem is regarded in the context of the classical poetics of rose, in the background of the traditional situation «farewell to the lira». The parallels with Pushkin’s, Batyushkov’s, Boratynsky’s and Khodasevich’s poetry are drawn.

The Poem of Bulat Okudzhava «You’re not Drunkards, You’re not Vagrants…»: the Dialogue with Blok on the Background of Kipling

In the article Blok’s tradition is revealed in the image of the Beautiful Lady in Bulat Okudzhava’s poetry (an early poem by Okudzhava “You’re Not Drunkards, You’re Not Vagrants…” is taken as an example). Kipling’s motives in the poem also add to the recognition of Blok’s tradition.

Metaphor of Traditional Professions in the Modern Russian Language

The article deals with the metaphor of traditional professions in the aspect of its functioning and frequency of usage in modern communication.

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.

The Place of Metaphor in the Representation of Concepts (Based on the Concept of ‘Neighbor’)

The article identifies the main characteristics of the concept ‘neighbor’ as a part of the opposition ‘own’ – ‘alien’ and the extent of their reflection in the basic metaphorical models of the lexeme ‘neighbor’ and its word-formation derivatives.

«Diabolic Parlance of French Precieuses»: to the Issue of the Baroque Linguistic Strategies

The article analyzes the peculiar language of the French preciueses presented in the prose of the middle of the XVIIth century (Jean Baptiste Moliere, A. Baudeau de Somaize). The characteristic fascination with periphrasis is associated with the specific features of women’s education and with the emphasis on the metaphor theory which was developed by Aristotle and popularized in Baroque treatises of the end of the XVIth – the beginning of the XVIIth centuries.