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


On the Metasemiotic Approach to the Analysis of Fiction

The article gives a brief note on the origin of the semiotic trend in linguistic research. Theoretical prerequisites of the metasemiotic approach to the analysis of literary texts are specified. The author offers a possible paradigmatic concept of the metasemiotic analysis based on equivalent but different meanings, as well as on the antonymic oppositions on the material of a literary text.

Specific Characteristics of Word-formation in Canadianisms as a Result of Language Interference (on the Materials of Dictionaries)

The article studies linguistic factors facilitating the formation of canadianisms; the latter emerge due to the bilingualism on the territory of Canada, and they are the result of the language interference. The paper presents the definition of the term «canadianism» and analyses the peculiarities of universal word-formation processes involved in creating these specific lexical units.

Speech Etiquette in Mass Media as a Factor Driving Russian Society Speech Culture

Based on the broad understanding of speech etiquette it is examined in the article how mass media impacts both positively and negatively – due to the infringement of its norm – speech and behavior of people, and even the future of the language.

Development of Word-formation Types Specialization in the Word-formation Category «Formation/acquisition of an Attribute»

The article presents the interrelation and coordination of different word-formation types within the boundaries of one word-formation category. The study of such word-formation structures reveals their lexico-semantic potential and factors directing the formation and development of lexical meanings of derived words.

Distinctness of Poetic Dialogue: Communicative and Genre Aspects

In the article the distinct characteristics of poetic dialogue are highlighted, such as its being synsemantic, its being addressed, etc; such types of dialogue are defined as intratextual and extratextual.

Non-Comic Reflection of Russian Emigrant Writers at the Language of Revolution

This article gives the Russian-language reflexives classification. Types of non-comic reflexives in the creative heritage of the first wave emigrant writers are found out.

Peculiarities of Spatial Semantics in Different Spheres of Communication

The article considers the specificity of the use of linguistic resources with spatial semantics in everyday communication and scientific speech (to form and render speculative concepts); the socalled types of spaces are put forward as the instrumental subject of research.

Meta-language of the Internet Communication: the Issue of Borrowing (on the Material of Spanish and Russian Journalistic Texts)

The article studies the issue of English loan words in the Russian and Spanish languages in information society. The article analyzes the tendencies of the borrowing process and deals with rational and irrational use of loan words in Russian and Spanish journalistic texts.

Gossip: Humorous Genre Type (on the Material of the Story by A. Averchenko «Gossip»)

The mechanism of gossip development being a plot-formative factor of a work of art is discussed in this article. Key language features of this genre implementation and verbal tactics are considered.

Specific Features of the Lexico-semantic Field «Disease» in the Written Form of Scientific Medical Discourse

The article is concerned with the problem of investigation of the socialprofessional group discourse from the point of view of semantic fields. It describes the peculiarities of the lexico-semantic field «Disease» based on the material of the written form of the scientific medical discourse, presents the structural and functional analysis of the field under research.