This article gives a brief outline of sign names in Russian Deaf culture, their origin and functioning. We provide a definition of sign name and specify its functions within the Deaf community; in doing so we reveal the asymmetry between sign and spoken names. Apart from this, the article briefly describes the process of receiving a sign name when entering the Deaf community. We also list the most typical sources for sign names in Russian Deaf culture. Finally, we sketch a few directions of further research on this and related issues.
In Search of the Iconic Iconoclast: Reconstructing Figurative and Perceptual Components within the Cognitive Concepts БУНТАРЬ and REBEL
This article presents a modern day study of the cognitive concepts БУНТАРЬ and REBEL existing in Russian and American linguocultures, respectively. A focus on the concepts` figurative and perceptual components is made to ascertain inherent differences. The peripheral layers of both mentioned concepts are reconstructed by way of conducting a brief survey among representatives of both cultures. The interviewed subjects` responses have been analyzed statistically to quantify variances.
Creating a University-Wide Assessment Model
This article looks at assessment in the area of language teaching in higher education. The article provides a brief analysis of the present day situation and analyses key issues related to assessment model design, such as definition of educational goals and target proficiency levels for graduates. It also studies international, national and internal university-wide assessment mechanisms.
Developing Reading and Writing Skills in Teaching Foreign Languages with Wiki-Based Tasks
The article examines the model of wiki-based learning interactivity and proposes a set of wiki-based tasks aimed at developing reading and writing skills, building up vocabulary and grammar, developing socio-cultural and political competences.
Intertextual Elements as a Problem of Translation Theory and Practice
The article presents the different ways of intertextual elements translation when the text is transferred from one culture to another. Different definitions of intertextuality as a specific textual category, its importance for the theory and practice of translation and factors that influence the comprehension of intertextual elements are analyzed. The author elaborates a classification of the ways of intertextual elements translation and examines each type in particular.
Numerals in the Anglo-Saxon Heroic Epic “Beowulf” and in the Yakut Epos Olonkho “Nurgun Bootur the Rapid”: Functions and Semantics
The article is devoted to analysis of the semantic and functional aspect of numerals in the Anglo-Saxon heroic epic and Yakut epos Olonkho. The research in this direction will reveal the cultural and linguistic characteristics of the numerals in the epic text.
Actualization of the Concept “Revenge” in “Atonement” by I. McEwan: A Salient Cognitive Model
The article concerns the individual implications of the concept «revenge/месть» in the novel ‘Atonement’ by I. McEwan. Concept actualization in a work of fiction is regarded as a type of cognitive models termed ‘salient examples’ by G. Lakoff.
On Modern Quality Spanish Digital Press and the Headings in its Context
The 1st part of the article touches upon the adequacy of usage of the British term “quality” in relation to the Spanish digital press, shows its general characteristics and special features. The 2nd part is devoted to different classifications of the headings by their syntactical type, structure and semantics. The overall conclusion is made that all the modern headings comply with the main grammatical rules of La RAE.
Functions of Discourse Marker ‘DUDE’ in Online Youth Communication
The paper is meant to prove that the word DUDE has features of a discourse marker. Its aim is to reveal the functions of DUDE in online youth communication
Electronically Determined Neological Processes as a Reflection of the Modern English Language Linguocreative Potential
The article seeks to contribute to the multifaceted scrutiny of the English-language electronic discourse through focusing on its lexicological features, namely, on word coinages, which have come into existence since the advent of the Internet.
Typology of Intertextual References of a Television Film as Text
The article considers a television film as a text and its verbal component as being of primary importance, which allows adopting a philological approach to studying the vertical context and intertextual references as the main objects. The article aims at researching the structure of the vertical context of a television film based on the typology of intertextual references and their referents.
Analysis of Functions and Use of Utterances with Linguistics Means of Addressing in the Text of a Love Letter
This article analyzes the use and functions of utterances with linguistics means of addressing in the text of a love letter, containing recipient characteristics and also creating a set of expressions of the author’s meaning.
State views of the German “conservative revolution” as a basis for ideological compromise between the political right and the political left
This article analyzes an ideal state system as seen by German thinkers, belonging to the traditionalist movement of the “conservative revolution” of the Weimar republic.
On ‘Shrinking’ of Regions
In the scope of area studies as integrated science it seems possible to develop a number of ‘shrinking’ regions’ future development strategies considering their special characteristics. Herewith, it is important to allocate not only global patterns of the process, but also to highlight regional peculiarities.