Cognitive Mechanism of Internalization in the Diary Discourse

The article considers questions related to the way cognitive mechanism of internalization functions when an individual is developing an identity, as well as means of this mechanism being verbalized in A. Schnitzler’s personal diaries.

Structural and Functional Peculiarities of the Lexical-Semantic Field «Disease» in Conversational Discourse (on the Material of Spontaneous Informal Speech of Physicians)

The article focuses on the analysis of some social and professional group discourse from the viewpoint of semantic fields theory. The peculiarities of the lexical-semantic field «Disease» are described based on the material of spontaneous informal conversational discourse of physicians; the structural and functional analysis of the field in question is given.

Usage of Substandard Vocabulary in Printed Mass Media as a Result of the General Trend Towards Conversationalization of Media Discourse

The article presents the analysis of substandard vocabulary that is used in Russian newspapers of various types. It describes these words’ functions, frequency of occurrence and ways of introducing them.

Modus Category of Tonality and Methods of its Realization in Jounalistic Discourse

The article focuses on different approaches to categorization and deals with the study of cognitive aspects of modus (interpretative) category of tonality as a means of expressing the speaker’s subjective attitude to the facts of the objective reality. The complicated structure and methods of realization of tonality are shown on the example of journalistic discourse of the English language.

Communicative Notion of Categoricalness and Similar Communicative Categories

The article traces the interrelation of the categoricalness notion and similar communicative categories, such as objectivity, truthfulness, and emotional capacity.

Discursive Words: Uniformity in Diversity

The article researches the place of discursive words in the system of
language units; a semantic and functional classification of discursive
words is developed.

Verbal Sentence: Pragmatics vs. Semantics, Pragmatics vs. Grammar

The article discusses a Russian verbal sentence in terms of pragmatic strategies and their predictable
influence on grammatical and semantic structure of the sentence. Some noticed regularities
are being discussed. They are determined by vectors pragmatics – semantics and pragmatics – grammar in the verbal sentence’s field, which is being treated as a certain linguistic construct. Pragmatics
in the verbal sentence’s field manifests as variability of the content and form of the sentence.

Communication of Strangers

The article is dedicated to the research of the interaction of strangers in the oral informal communication.

Sentence Representatives in the English Language

It is proved in the paper that the sentence representative in English constitutes a specific syntactic unit which has structural, semantic, communicative and pragmatic characteristics of its own.

Word Order in the Author’s Speech of B. Akunin

The results of word order analysis in the author’s speech of B. Akunin are represented in the article. A special notice is given to informal spoken structures, permeating the author’s speech with a variety of purposes.