Nomination of the Notion of “Heimat” with Lexeme “Alt” in the Context of the Essays by Russian Germans

The article deals with the analysis of nominations of the notion of “Heimat” with lexeme “alt” made by Russian Germans based on their modern essays. This paper characterizes Russian Germans and their language in terms of contact linguistics and history. Further, the comparative analysis of nomination “alte Heimat” used in relation to Germany and Russia is performed; general and specific points are identified. Comparative and interpretative methods, as well as contextual analysis method, are used in the article.

On the Forms of Actualizing Grammatical Categories in the Structure of a German Phraseological Unit

The article considers the grammatical characteristics of German phraseological units, highlights the dominant categorical grammatical features of nominal, verbal and verb-propositional phraseological units, and analyzes some possibilities for actualizing grammatical categories within a phraseological unit.

Military-Chemical Terminology: Genetic and Historical Analysis

The article considers the formation of military-chemical vocabulary from the dynamic perspective. The development of the military-chemical terminological sublanguage is presented from the point of view of its connection with the most significant events in the military history of Russia. Based on the results of the historical and linguistic analysis the main methods of term formation and term replenishment have been identified; the migration of terminological units over thematic groups has been shown.

The Concept Misery in the Eponymous Novel by Stephen King and Thriller Genre Conventions

The article considers the existing approaches in linguistics to the study of the concept verbalization in a literary text; a comprehensive approach is applied to the study of the concept ‘misery’ in the eponymous novel by Stephen King, which allows us to determine the contribution of linguaculture, genre and ideostyle of the author to this process. The hypothesis is put forward about the meaningfulness of Christian connotations of the concept ‘misery’ in King’s text.

KeyWords as a Tool for the Interpretation of a Literary Text

The author proceeds from the premise that key words are textual operators providing the translation of information from the factual level to the conceptual one. The mechanism of the reader’s interpretation of the text based on key words is described on the example of the story by V. Dragunsky A red balloon in the blue sky. The hermeneutic function of key words renders it possible to consider them a tool of the cognitive poetics of perception.

Conceptual Oppositions in the Formation of the Linguistic Identity of a Socialist Revolutionary of the Beginning the 20th Century V. М. Chernov

The work considers the ontological connection of linguistic existence and the national linguistic identity of the socialist revolutionary V. M. Chernov. It is attempted to identify the cognitive-pragmatic and value orientations of the linguistic identity of the Social Democrat and recreate the linguistic worldview of the epoch of the revolutionary crisis, by means of the analysis of conceptual oppositions in the discursive space of the author’s text.

Concepts of window and окно in the Genre of English and Russian Folk Ballads

The article deals with the lexicographic description of lexeme concepts window and окно in the mythopoetic view of the world exposed in the genre of folk ballad in the English and Russian languages. Using the methodology of thesaurus lexeme description and computational method of word processing, the lexical entries of the given concepts are provided along with the comparative analysis of the concepts reflected in the folk worldview of the two countries.

The Semiotic Character of a Term. On the Problem of Polysemy and Homonymy (Based on the Data of English IT-Terminology Dictionaries)

The article studies the semiotic character of an IT-term and sheds the light on its binary structure. The relationship between the signifier and the signified helps understand the correlation between the form and content of a term. The ideal term is supposed to possess one-to-one correspondence between the signifier and the signified. When this correspondence is violated and becomes asymmetric, polysemy and homonymy may occur.

Punctuation Techniques to Convey Expressiveness (Based on Modern Network Headlines)

The purpose of this article is to study the punctuation techniques of conveying expressiveness used by journalists in network headlines. It is proved that to increase the impact on the reader, journalists use question marks, rhetorical exclamations, parceling, a ‘chopped’ headline, etc. It is concluded that the study of punctuation techniques for conveying expressiveness allows us to better understand the trends that occur in modern journalism.

Functioning of the Qualifying Adverbs as a Part of a Predicate with the Synsemantic Verb in Speech

The study of the functioning of qualifying adverbs that make up the meaning of a synsemantic verb in modern press, business, scientific and everyday speech shows that such adverbs are most often used together with verbs of speech, intellectual or physical activity, mental perception, existence, behavior, attitude. In most cases, such adverbs contain various types of evaluations.