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The article is devoted to the description of the peculiarity of the communicative perspective of the Russian language system from the standpoint of systemic linguistics (or the system typology of languages - the theory of the system-typological language determinant G.P. Mel’nikov). Achievements of a systematic approach to the language allowed to determinants the internal forms - the internal determinants of the four morphological types of languages identified by V. von Humboldt. From the standpoint of systemic linguistics, the internal determinant of the Russian language is event-driven. According to G.P. Mel’nikov, one of the strange features of the Russian language are some non-standard constructions - “non-event” plots expressed in metaphorical ways. In the article on a number of examples to attempt to illustrate and comprehend these “non-eventual” sentences and explain their eventfulness from the position of G.P. Mel’nikov.

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Ivelina D Todorova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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PhD student Department of Russian language and intercultural communication, Faculty of humanities and social sciences

6, Miklukho-Maklaya str., Moscow, Russia, 117198


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