The Principles of Adapting Spoken Informal Discourse into the Written One: Working with the Semantically Devoid Elements

The article focuses on the question of working with the semantically devoid elements when adapting spoken discourse into written. The author distinguishes functions with which semantically devoid elements can be endowed in the spoken variant of the memories under research, as well as the reasons of their being preserved in the written text or their elimination in processing. Possible principles were revealed by which an editor is guided upon an encounter with every case of author’s usage of semantically devoid elements.

Expediency and Efficacy of Using Language Game in High School Teachers’ Speech from the Students’ Point of View

The article examines the problem of the use of language game in high school teachers’ speech in communication with the students. The conclusions drawn in the article are founded on the analysis of the results of the questionnaire which had been held among the students of Saratov State University.

Conceptualization of a Greek Loan-Word of Orthodox Discourse Icon in a Literary Text (on the Material of the Texts of I.S. Shmelyov)

The article is focused on the conceptualization of Greek loan-words from the Orthodox discourse in literature. On the material of prose by I. Shmelyov we have analyzed the structure of the concept icon. It is possible to distinguish objective-notional, imagery-symbolic, and evaluative levels of the concept. Their distinctive features are shown to be determined by cultural and religious traditions and also explained by narrative characteristics of the works.

The Notion of Subject of Perception in the Language and Text Anthropology

The article focuses on the analysis of perception situation models in language and text. The subject of perception modeling in language semantics and in a literary work is not only the manifestation of the language and literary thought anthropocentrism but one of the ways of learning and philosophical understanding of the phenomenon of a human being, determination and unity of his spiritual and physiological nature.

To the Question of the Literary Concept Content‑Structure Feature Research in Linguocultural and Discursive Aspects

The article discusses general theory questions of modern linguistics related to the research of the literary concept phenomenon, its content-structure and functional feature. Special emphasis is placed on the question of the interrelation of the cultural and literary concepts in communicativediscursive aspect.

Peculiarities of Speech Realization on the Internet

The subject matter of the article is the peculiarity of the communication channel on the Internet. A close analysis of Forums, Chats and ICQ has given an opportunity to single out three types of text organization of Internet communication (text-conversation, discourse, Internetdiscussion,) and to prove that the Internet uses both direct and indirect channels of communication. 

Types of Evaluations in the Computer Sports Discourse of French-speaking Canadians

The article is focused on the problem of the evaluation component of sports chats with the purpose of analysing the priority values and establishing the typological classification of evaluating statements.

Metaphorization of the Computer Slang Lexis (on the material of the English language)

The role of metaphor in the formation of the modern computer slang is analyzed in the article. The main groups of lexis are singled out; they are used as the source of the figurative slang meanings formation; they are compared with the general language tendencies; the system of metaphorization sources is researched as the reflection of the unique world picture of this certain idiom.

Role of the Interlocutor’s Communicative Behaviour in the Usage of the Desemantized Discourse Elements

The article presents some observations of the formal and informal speech; the possible reasons of the desemantized elements being used, as well as the correlation between their usage and the communicate behaviour of the listener are analyzed.

Vocal Morphonological Systems in Nominal Inflection

In the article three autonomous classifications of the systems under investigation are offered. The structural one: 1) hierarchical polymodel weakly typified (Russian, Ukrain, Polish, Check); 2) non-hierarchical poly-model weakly typified (Old Greek, Icelandic, Bulgarian); 3) non-hierarchical mono-model highly typified (English, German, Latin). The substratum one: 1) archaic (classical); 2) innovational (modern Slavic, Germanic). The content one: 1) minimal (Germanic, except the celandic); 2) medial (Russian, Latin, Old Greek); 3) maximal (the rest of the Slavic).