semantic field

The Semantics of the Elements of the Arabic Phraseological Field ‘Nutrition’ in the Conceptual Aspect

The article presents the semantic differentiation of the Arabic idioms with the words from the semantic field ‘nutrition’; the degree of phraseological units activity in the replenishment of different semantic spheres and fields is identified; the basic models of idiomatization are singled out as well as the role of conceptual, cultural and historical factors in this process.

Semantic Repetitions in Fairy-tale Texts from A. N. Afanasyev’s Collection

The article deals with the description of the types and functions of semantic repetitions in the texts of the Russian folk fairy-tales collected by A. N. Afanasyev. The author comes to the conclusion that semantic repetitions in fairy-tales are not simply an expressive means, they promote the expansion of meaning and serve to form a child’s cognitive abilities.

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.

Concept ‘Ouevre’ in K. Pavlova’s Idiostyle

The article analyzes how the concept ‘oeuvre’ functions in K. Pavlova’s poetry. The analysis of the language material within the semantic field ‘oeuvre’ leads to the conclusion that this field is the key one in K. Pavlova’s world-view and outlook. Notion and meaning nucleus of the word ‘oeuvre’ becomes conceptual for K. Pavlova’s poetic practice.

Semantic Field «Food» as a Means of Russian Idiom Formation

The article analyzes Russian idioms comprising the members of the semantic field «Food». The frequency of occurrence of different field members is identified as a source of idiom formation. The role of these idioms in representing the Russian linguistic picture of the world is determined.

Image of the City in Dina Rubina’s Story «High Water Venetians»

In the article an attempt is made to analyze the peculiarity of the structure of space in Dina Rubina’s novel «High Water Venetians». Venice is viewed as a field with a nuclear and peripheral spheres. Field analysis of language components allows to see a live, evolving image of the city directly linked to the internal state of the main character.

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.