Scientific section. Linguistics

Linguocultural Concept ‘Doctor’ in the Russian Artistic Medical Discourse (Based on the Novel The City Surgeon’s Notes by Dmitry Pravdin)

The article focuses on the specific features of verbalization of the linguo-cultural concept ‘doctor’ in the Russian artistic medical discourse. The article aims to define the linguo-cultural concept of the artistic medical discourse, to explain the specific nature of linguistic means which objectify it in the Russian linguo-culture, to find out nuclear, near-nuclear and peripheral components of this concept, to define forms of its linguistic actualization.

Intertext as a Method of Creating the Information Tension of a Dicteme

The article deals with the study of the intertext as a means of creating the information tension in a dicteme. It is justly pointed that the intertext is capable of delivering significantly more information than its verbal segment immediately contains. This ability is based on the mechanism of extracting the necessary associations from precedent texts, represented in a dicteme in the form of quotations and allusions.

To the Question of the Specificity of a Multicultural Literary Text

The article shows the results of a multicultural literary texts’ analysis aimed at revealing their linguistic and stylistic peculiarities. The emphasis is placed on the methods of applying such a linguistic notion as ‘image response’ as one of the units/means of a multicultural literary text analysis.

Specific Character of the Narrative Modality of Pushkin’s Prose Fragments

The article deals with the features of the narrative modality category in Pushkin’s prose fragments. It is concluded that the internal focalization and a homodiegetic narrator dominate in the fragments, the latter explicitly reveals himself through self-presentation. External focalization is actualized in the narrator with the help of the third-person narration. The narrator’s specific features comprise his omniscience of the hero’s steps and actions, and his ignorance of the hero’s inner world, emotions and feelings.

The Name and Image of Pushkin in Poetic Discourse

The research focuses on the poetic sub-corpus of the Russian National Corpus in which the precedent name ‘Pushkin’ occurs 1,000 times. Based on the poetic texts of two centuries the author traces the formation of the first Russian poet’s image in the poetic discourse, as well as associations and connotations accompanying his name.

The Adverbial Complicators as Modifiers of a Sentence

The article analyzes the factors of attributing a syntaxeme to the class of sentence modifiers (determinants). Such factors include the semantic relevance to the whole sentence, the ability to be a component of various semantic models and structural schemes of sentences, the ability to potential predicativity, the ability to realize the values of conditionality.

Different Kinds of Compound Word Formation in Clinical Terminology

The present paper explores the properties of compounding as a means of word formation in clinical terminology. The main varieties of this kind of compound word formation are described on the material of the Russian clinical terms.

The Effect of the Scientific and Popular Science Discourse on the Basic Cognitive Level

The article focuses on lexical units with the meaning of physical perception that presumably are able to produce a certain effect on the recipient of the information, and on their special feature of functioning in the scientific and popular science discourse. The most numerous units belong to the group of visual perception; the units unconnected with a specific channel of perception are also popular.

The Russian Language on the Internet: The Lurkoyaz Phenomenon

The article provides an overview of lurkoyaz’s functioning characteristics as a specific Internet language. It demonstrates the main genre characteristics of Lurkomorye as an Internet encyclopedia. The article describes how irony and humor are created by means of ludems on different lurkoyaz language levels. Specific features of such lurkoyaz language play units as liturativ, errativ, onomatopea, nonce formation are identified.

IT-Nomens and Their Function in Mass Media (Based on Some English and Russian Languages Data)

The article studies the function of IT-nomens in mass-media. Differentiation of terms and nomens is of the outmost importance in the study of terminology in general and IT-terminology in particular. Mutual intervention of various aspects of social activity also causes the exchange of their terminological units.