The Dependence of the Adverbial Complicators Functions on the Meaning of the Base Proposition Predicate

The article is dedicated to adverbialisation – one of the processes of a simple sentence semantic complication. The author considers distinctive correlation of the meanings of the base and side propositions in sentences with adverbial complicators. The paper reveals some typical models of such correlation in the texts in five spheres of communication. The author concludes that the functioning of adverbial complicators has both typical and specific features in different communication areas.

Frame Analysis of the Fragment of the Derivational Nest Semantically Related to the Name of Act «Benefaction»

This article presents the results of the propositional frame analysis of the fragment of the derivational nest with the «benefit» apex, semantically related to the name of act «benefaction» in the Russian language. The paper demonstrates that this group of cognate words represents a cohesive mental structure, knowledge about the situation of an act, referred to as «benefaction».

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.