Extra-linguistic factors and intra-lingual specific features of teaching Russian as a foreign language in groups of students from Laos

This article studies extra-linguistic and intra-lingual factors affecting the effectiveness of teaching Russian to cadets from Laos. The study analyzes the cultural typology of R. Lewis in relation to the extra-linguistic specific nature of teaching Russian as a foreign language.

The translation of folklore and mythic names in magic worldview modelling in fantasy literature (Based on J. K. Rowling’s series of novels Harry Potter and their translations into russian)

The research focuses on fantasy literature peculiarities and points out the difficulties of translating the texts of such genre. The comparative analysis of folklore and mythical names translation is implemented as illustrated by two variants of translation of the literary work.

On rendering formally selected fragments in translation (On the material of french translations of A. S. Pushkin’s novel Eugene Onegin)

This article considers methods of rendering formally selected fragments of a poetic text in translation; the research is based on the material of 16 F rench translations of A. S. Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. The isomorphism of formally selected fragments depends on the poetic form as a whole chosen by the translator.

A superstition as a precedent phenomenon: The role of complex images in the context of the dialogue of cultures (Based on a multicultural literary text)

The article discusses superstitions as a cultural phenomenon, the author describes the features of their functioning in a multicultural literary text and discusses the possibility of classifying them as national precedent phenomena. Particular attention is paid to images, precedent situations, traditions and artifacts.

To the issue of the phraseological stock of insular german dialects

The article discusses the problem of dialect phraseology research of insular German dialects. The fact, that insular German dialects were isolated and influenced by the Russian language and the Russian-speaking environment for a long time, has affected the phraseological stock of the dialects and can be explained by the factors which determine the tendency in the ethnic assimilation processes.

An individual nickname in Russia: Modern understanding

This article considers an individual nickname from the point of view of the independence of its allocation, position in the anthroponymic field in relation to other peripheral naming conventions, the history of study, the role in informal communication, as well as cognitive features. The quoted theoretical material is illustrated by examples of nicknames that are actively used in the military community.

Discourse on immigration in the USA: A comparative analysis of president’ Donald Trump’s speeches and articles in two american newspapers

The article is dedicated to the discourse analysis of the themes raised in the American media when reporting on immigrants. The study attempts to gain an understanding of the existing public attitudes towards refugees and the problem of immigration. We used a mixed research approach combining discourse analysis, framing analysis and corpus linguistics to examine 151 articles over the 12-month period of 2018.

The term and concept of ‘media’: The aspects of hermeneutics of research

The article presents the results of modeling the semantic processes taking place during the hermeneutic interpretation of the Russian term and concept of ‘media’. The paper examines the synonymous pair of the univerb ‘медиа’ (‘media’) and generating word-combination ‘средства массовой информации’ (‘means of mass information’). As a result of semantic condensation, the components ‘information’ and ‘masses’ lose their original semantics, and the ‘intermediary’ component acts as the dominant one.

The poetic picture of the world of Sophia de Mello: Cognitive strategy and organizing principles

The article examines the cognitive strategy chosen by the Portuguese poet Sophia de Mello (1919–2004). The poems are analyzed according to the criteria of a harmonious/disharmonious perception of the world, the predominance of objective/subjective point of view, as well as from the point of view of performing an orienting function or creating the effect of disorientation.

Modeling the content and structure of the concept persistence in the russian language consciousness

The article considers the representation of the concept persistence in the Russian language consciousness. On the basis of the associative experiment, the author describes the field organization of the concept persistence in accordance with the core and peripheries and models the structure of this concept by distributing cognitive characteristics among the sensitive-figurative, information and interpretative fields.