The given article deals with structural and semantic peculiarities of several aspects of the language in the focus of linguocultural phenomena. The main point of the research is to demonstrate the links between the language units, culture and the national identity inside the given language communities.
The article purposes to analyse the translational reproduction of the semantic component of the floristic metaphors used by Margaret Wettlin while translating the kid’s story “The Adventures of Neznayka and his friends” written by N.Nosov into English. The pecularities of the floristic metaphors translation based on the differences in the linguistic pictures of the world between two nations were revealed by means of text comparison of the original and translated variants.
The article is focused on the theme of performance art term usage in modern Russian and Western cultures. Based on the examples in the Russian language, it brings up a question about perception and understanding of the term in different controversial contexts as well as discusses the possible reasons for new meanings and interpretation.
The life of a hero-fighter as a linguistic and social personality is organized around hierarchically arranged value dominants, which are socially and individually determined and form his conceptual and linguistic pictures of the world. Such dominants are believed to semiotize the hero’s linguo-cultural space, consequently identifying the objectives and priorities of the society, as well as shaping the personality’s outlook.
The article deals with the main features of ethnographical lacunae elimination considered as renomination process. The study is based upon French translations of novels and short stories by I. Bunin. Different types of renomination used for lacunae elimination both in the text and the translator’s metatext are analyzed. The author comes to the conclusion that lacunae and realia are complementary phenomena and their systemic analysis helps to study the peculiarities of rendering the culture-specific notions in a target language. It also can reveal the possible loss of culture-specific information in translation.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.