Everyday family-related communication: A new reality, the dynamics of linguistic and cultural processes

The article examines the changes that have occurred in family-related communication. The research is based on family speech handwritten notes and transcripts of voice records made by the author and the students of her special seminar, correspondence of family members and relatives in various messengers, as well as on the speech material presented in articles and books published by various researchers.

Linguistic features of the narrative about the Vydropus Icon of the Mother of God

The second half of the last century is characterized by an increased interest in the literature of Ancient and Medieval Russia. Since the 40s, a large number of fundamental studies dedicated to various works before the time of Peter the Great have appeared. This attention was accompanied by a more thorough study of the Church Slavonic language itself: its spelling, morphology and, of course, vocabulary, as evidenced by the work begun in the 70s on compiling a dictionary of the Russian language of the 11–17th centuries.

Vocabulary of secondary dialects of the Middle Volga Region in statics and dynamics

The article deals with the dialectal vocabulary of Russian dialects on the territory of the Middle Volga region. The author relies on new materials collected in the regional atlas and dictionary. The article provides the facts that the sources reflect the uneven development of dialect lexical systems, in which, on the one hand, under the influence of standardization and inter-dialectal contact, new words appear and, on the other hand, archaisms are preserved.

Zoonyms in the fi gurative space of the language: Metaphor, comparison, phraseological unit

This article discusses linguistic units which actualize the fi gurative potential of zoonyms (animalisms, animal names) – metaphors, comparisons, phraseological units. The purpose of this research is to establish the lexical and semantic features of the units included in the fi gurative fi eld of zoonyms.

Small-format text: The notion revisited (Theoretical aspects)

The article deals with the clarifi cation of the terminological concept of “small-format text”, in particular, an attempt is made to establish the criteria and boundaries of “small-format” in relation to the texts currently employed in the process of real communication. The topic is addressed due to the fact that the tendency towards the optimization of communication and reduction of textual volume represents a characteristic trend of modern speech interaction in all communicative contexts.

Linguistic Creativity of the Schoolchildren, Revealed in Conditions of the Associative Experiment

In the article, playing techniques of the schoolchildren’s reactions, the causes and the modes of the design of non-usage words are investigated on the material of the Associative Dictionary of the Schoolchildren of Saratov and the Saratov Region. Such reactions are considered as the manifestation of linguistic creativity of the schoolchildren.

Types of Secondary Speech Genres in Internet Communication

A classification of secondary speech genre based on the analysis of Internet communication genres is presented in the article. The author contrasts diachronic and synchronic types of secondary speech genres, explores the subtypes and the characteristics of their mani‑ festation in Internet communication.

Interjection Invectives and General Problems of Invectology

The article discusses the general problems of Russian invectol‑ ogy: the concept of «invective», the correlation of the invective and obscene language. A particular attention is paid to the communicative nature of interjection invectives and their functioning in the discourse.

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.

Специфика лексико‑семантического поля «болезнь» в письменной научной речи медиков

Статья посвящена проблеме исследования речи отдельных соци‑ ально-профессиональных групп с позиций теории семантических полей. Рассматривается специфика лексико-семантического поля «Болезнь» на материале письменной научной речи медиков, дается структурно-функциональный анализ исследуемого поля.