The role of historical and dialectal data in interpreting the modern word-formation phenomena

The author proposes the idea that it is necessary to draw on historical and dialectal data in the analysis of the modern word-formation phenomena.

Personality in science: Emilia Petrovna Kadkalova. On the 90th anniversary of the professor

The article highlights the main milestones of the life and work of E. P. Kadkalova, a prominent Russian of the Saratov linguistic scientific school. The characteristic features of E. P. Kadkalova as a researcher and a person, the fundamental features of her methodology are highlighted.

Lexical and Semantic Group of Color Terms in Modern Germanic Languages

The article reviews the semantic field of color terms in Germanic languages: its structure, characteristic features of the basic part and periphery formation, development trends. Based on lexical and semantic groups of color term adjectives of the English and German languages, the authors determine general and specific features in word formation and semantic processes in the semantic field under research.

An Elusive Meaning of Robert Pinget’s Novel L’Inquisitoire (Based on the Comparative and Contrastive Analysis of Translators’ Solutions)

The article analyzes some special features of Robert Pinget’s style based on the comparative analysis of the original and the Russian translation. The stylistic effect of an ‘elusive meaning’ is considered within the framework of the French ‘le nouveau roman’. Several options of the title translation as well as analyzed lexical and syntactic challenges of the original are shown in order to reveal and highlight the artistic value of the original text.


The essence of the concept "word-forming metaphor" is disclosed in the article, the semantic potential of derivatives with metaphorical motivation is explored, the causes of derivational activity or inactivity of word-forming metaphors are revealed.

Blending from the Aspect of Cognitive-Communicative Paradigm

The paper considers the cognitive-communicative nature of blending (contamination), as a word-formation process. Blending is characterized by the combination of mental spaces in one-word motivated signs, accompanied by their semantic laconic brevity, fullness and a great potential of expressiveness.

Presentation of the Book

The article is dedicated to the book:

Евсеева И. В. Комплексные единицы русского словообразования : Когнитивный подход. М. : Книжный дом «ЛИБРОКОМ», 2012. 312 с.