Linguosemiotics.Paremiology: Modern Trends

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The current issue of the RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics presents the articles of the following sections: Symbolism and Metalanguage of Linguistics, Paroemiae in Language and Text and Semiotics of Text and Discourse, integrated to denote and discuss the general study of semantics embodying the universals and specifics of language and text. The issue starts with the article by Prof. A.Ye. Agmanova and Prof. Z.K. Temirgazina (Pavlodar State Pedagogical University, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan) “Modern Russian Studies in Kazakhstan: Professor E.D. Suleimenova (devoted to the 75th Birth Anniversary)” analyzing the contribution of Prof. E.D. Suleimenova in the modern Russian studies in Kazakhstan and paying the homage on the occasion of the 75th Jubilee which is due in April, 2020. Sector Symbolism and Metalanguage of Linguistics publishes the study of Prof. T.Eu. Vladimirova (MSU, Moscow, Russian Federation). “Semantic Continuum of Myth”, which explores the myths of the Heavenly Deer and the consequent lexical and semantic fields they evoke. The article by Prof. T.G. Nikitina (Pskov State University, Pskov, Russian Federation) “Structural-semantic Modeling in Phraseology: Forty Years of Experience and the Prospects” reviews the research experience of both Russian and foreign linguists-phraseologists in the mainstream of the scientific school of Prof. V. M. Mokienko to set the prospective to use structural and semantic modelling in the field of paroemia units, which the Editorial Board of the Journal publishes in English. Paroemialogical theme is developed in the work by Prof. E.I. Seliverstova (St.-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg, Russian Federation) “Levels of Manifestation of Typological Similarity in Proverbs of Different Languages” studying the levels to help identify typological similarities within thematic spheres including the so-called proverbial condensates in French, Czech, Chuvash, Udmurt, Chinese and Japanese languages in comparison with Russian. The article “Axiology of Proverbs in the Focus of the Problem of Cognitive-Discursive Modeling of Semantics of Russian Proverbs” by Prof. N.N. Semenenko (Stary Oskol Affiliated Branch of the Belgorod State national-research University, Stary Oskol, Russian Federation) treats the issues to determine the value factor in the semantic structure of paroemiae, which is qualified as a syncretic sign combining the properties of a texteme (linguistic sign) and utterance (discourse unit). Ass.-Prof. O.V. Shkuran (Lugansk National University n.a. Taras Shevchenko, Donetsk, Ukraine) analyzes a number of lexical-and-semantic variations of a Russian lexeme сакральный (‘sacral’) on the entries of etymological dictionaries, mythological notions and images, folklore texts, phraseological and paroemialogical contexts in the article “The Adjective “sacred” in Met- Novospasskaya N.V. RUDN Journal of Language Studies, Semiotics and Semantics, 2020, 11 (2), alinguistics of the Language: Functional-Semantic Research”. The article by Prof. V.I. Koval (Gomel State University n.a. Francis Scorina, Gomel, Republic of Belarus) “Symbol of Mouse in Slavonic and Chinese Linguocultures” presents the comparative description of main symbolic meanings of the zoonym in both linguocultures under the study and approves the sources of negative connotations of Mouseimage revealed to collocations, folklore texts, ethnic cultural records, traditional popular prints, etc. Sector of Paroemiae in Language and Text starts with the study of Ass.-Prof. M.A. Bredis (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation), M.S. Dimoglo & Prof. O.V. Lomakina (Svyato-Tikhonovskiy Orthodox University of Humanities, Moscow, Russian Federation) “Paremias in Modern Linguistics: Approaches to Study, Text-Forming and Linguocultural Potential” which discusses the thematic and ideographical principles to classify paroemias, describes peculiarities of historical and etymological, functional and linguocultural studies of paroemialogical units. The authors of the article pay special attention to comparative and contrastive linguocultural analyses as the important aspect to study paroemia. The publication by Prof. I.A. Podyukov (Perm Federal Research Center of the RAN Ural Branch, Perm, Russian Federation) “Peculiarities of the Phraseological Content of Perm Old Believer Dialects” brings forward the analysis of thematic set, imagery and variations of phraseological units as a data source of the scheme and mode of life and spiritual evidence of the Old Believers of Perm Krai. The work by Ass.-Prof. T.G. Orlova (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation) “The Implementation of the Conception of Friendship on the Basis of Comparative Structural-Semantic Analysis of English and Russian Proverbs” observes the realization of a number of modes to understand and represent friendship in paroemialogical units of the two unrelated ethnos. Similar topic is developed in the article by a group of the RUDN authors: Ass.-Prof. M.E. Kaskova, Ass.-Prof. O.V. Ustinova, E.K. Bolshakova (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation) “Phraseological Units with the Word “Bread” in Russian, French and Italian Linguocultures”, which studies the mechanisms of the secondary nomination in various languages and describes the paroemia including the bread lexeme, the one that undergoes changes of its lexical meanings. Sector Semiotics of Text and Discourse is previewed with the article by Prof. E.A. Krasina, Eu.S Rybinok, Alia Moctar (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation) “Film Naming: Book Titles and Film Titles” which studies a film text as a polycoded phenomenon and the relations between a film story and screenplay as well. The study of Ass.-Prof. M.V. Belyakov (MGIMO University, Moscow, Russian Federation) and Prof. O.I. Maksimenko (Moscow State Regional University, Moscow Region, Russian Federation) “Communicative and Emotive Characteristics of the Diplomatic Idiolect” applies quantitative computer-assisted content-analysis and computer-assisted semantic analysis to discuss professional diplomatic idiolect on the material of S.V. Lavrov’s selected speeches. Ass.-Prof. Eu.Yu. Medvedev (International University of Information Technologies, Almaty, Kazakhstan) and Lauzin Duborgel Ntsiwou Batiako (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation) “Transformations of the Language of Diplomatic Correspondence between the Entente Countries and Germany before the First World War” continue to describe peculiarities of diplomatic idiolect and discuss the extent of transformation of diplomatic correspondence under the conditions of political crisis on the collection of the texts of diplomatic correspondence in the so-called “Orange Book” The article by Ass.-Prof. Yu.A. Evgfafova (Moscow State Regional University, Moscow Region, Russian Federation) “Trope as the Result of Semiotic Interpolation of Verbal and Non-Verbal Units in Heterogeneous Text (case study of film text "Faust" by A. Sokurov)” once again brings forward the topic of polycoded texts and reviews the articulation of meaning and interaction of verbal and non-verbal units in the dynamic extension of audio-visual text presentation. V.Eu. Anisimov (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation) study of “Intertextuality of the Small Texts of the French Film Discourse” proceeding from the theory of G. Genette, analyzes film titles, synopses and film taglines as integral parts of the film text semiotic space. O.N. Kolysheva (RUDN University, Moscow, Russian Federation) presents the article of “The Narrative as a Mnemonic Text (based on "Children of War" Narratives)” and marks main features of narratives while offering to describe notions, structures and types of mnemonic situation on the texts containing the reminiscences of the Great Patriotic War. The “Review of the Manual: E.A. Krutko, A.S. Komkova Changing World of Global Business = World Economy Activity: Basics. English for Master’s Program Students” by V.G. Ishchenko (Siberian State University of transport routes, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation) finalizes publications the issue of the Journal. 150

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