Issue #3 (11) 2022

Professors Journal.
Series: Russian language and literature.
№ 3 (11) 2022


On the theory of the derived preposition

A.F. Priyatkina, Far Eastern Federal University

The problems related to the definition and volume of units included in the category of “auxilarity” are raised in the article, i.e. the oppositeness of the category of conjunction – preposition (relatives) and the category of particles, on the one hand, and the expansion of the class of relatives, on the other. Within this ideas it’s discussed whether it’s reasonable to include lexicalized case-prepositional word forms like v resul’tate ‘as a result (of)’, po prichine ‘because (of)’, za iskl’ucheniem ‘except (for)’, etc., which are traditionally treated as derived prepositions, into the grammatical class of prepositions. The author analyzes the possible ways of a consistent description of denominative innovations capable of performing the functions of a preposition, identifies the features of the functional and semantic nature of such prepositional-nominal units in synchronous terms. Particular attention is paid to the question of the relationship and status of their attributive and prepositional variants in order to establish their grammatical status.

Key words: functional words, the category of “auxilarity”, discourse connective, relativ, preposition,
derived preposition.

The formations of prepositional type and blendwords

G.N. Sergeeva, Far Eastern Federal University

The article analyzes one of the groups of word equivalents in Russian – words of hybrid type: their particular qualities are studied by the example of lexicalized prepositional-nominal word forms in the auxilary function v resul’tate ‘as a result (of)’ and v itoge ‘at the end (of)’ which can function in the text with and without a distributor. The status of such units is discussed and whether they can be treated as derived preposition. The functional similarity of the considered hybrid words with the independent functioning of the lexeme and its use as part of a nominal group is demonstrated; besides, the author characterizes the use of the named lexemes in the position of a discourse connective.

Key words: functional word, hybrid word, blendword, derived preposition, discourse connective.

The missing pages of Russian spelling history: spelling views by A.S. Shishkov

Natalia Nikolenkova, Lomonosov Moscow State University

The article examines the philological A.S. Shishkov’s views, in particular his approach to Russian orthography, formulated in the work “Conversations about Literature” (written in 1811). This work was not the subject of a separate linguistic description. A.S. Shishkov’s views reflected in this work are analyzed only as one of the stages of the struggle against the “new syllable” of Karamzinism. We will consider this work as one of the stages of the development of the theory of Russian spelling in the early period of the development of philological science in Russia.

Key words: history and theory of spelling, A.S. Shishkov, early period of development of Russian

The ecclesiastical causes of the ideological dispute: once again about the nature of the conflict in the novel by I.S. Turgenev “Fathers and Sons”

Irina Belyaeva, Lomonosov Moscow State University

Andrey Matyushenko, Lomonosov Moscow State University

The article is devoted to the ecclesiastical aspect of the conflict in I.S. Turgenev’s novel “Fathers and Sons”. The authors of the article analyze the correlation between the ideological confrontation of the heroes – representatives of the older and younger generations – and the power of selfless love reconciling them.

Key words: I.S. Turgenev, the novel “Fathers and Sons”, ideological conflict, the spiritual
aspect of the relationship between “fathers” and “sons”, selfless love.

Telegram channel as a means of lifelong learning for a teacher of Russian as a foreign language

Olga Anciferova, E-mail:
Natalia Afanasieva, E-mail:
Inna Erofeeva, E-mail:
Daria Kolesova, E-mail:
Elena Kosareva, E-mail:
Tatiana Popova, E-mail:
Kira Shchukina, E-mail:
St. Petersburg State University

The article summarizes the experience of creating and maintaining a professionally oriented telegram channel for teachers of Russian as a foreign language. A variety of channel headings are highlighted, an emphasis is placed on the specific features of the content presentation within each heading. A special part of the project is regularly released podcast (interview with experts). The conclusion is made about the effectiveness of using the telegram channel for continuous learning of an adult professional in the field of teaching Russian as a foreign language.

Key words: lifelong learning, professional communication, Russian as a foreign language.

Internet memes in teaching Russian as a foreign language: opportunities and examples of usage

Anastasia Sergeevna Kameneva, Russian State University for the Humanities

The world around us is changing rapidly, giving rise to a large number of new phenomena, including speech ones. Internet memes are cultural units that circulate in the virtual space, have a template structure and are used to express emotions, personal opinions, reactions to something. Memes can be useful for teaching Russian as a foreign language, mostly because of their communicative function, but also because of their language play, humour, etc. Using the example of a number of previously and now popular memes, this article shows how to use memes in teaching, to embedding them in the context of classes with foreign students.

Key words: Internet, memes, communication, studying, Russian as a foreign language.

Review of the monograph by L.V. Polyakova “Prose E.I. Zamyatin: the artist’s historiosophical searching”, 2022, 7448 p.

N.Z. Koltsova, Lomonosov Moscow State University

The review analyzes the monograph by L.V. Polyakova “Prose E.I. Zamyatin: the artist’s historiosophical searching”. It’s noted that the author of the monograph discovers the points of the contacts between Zamyatin’s outlook and Russian and West philosophy – especially the ideas of N.A. Berdyaev, V.V. Zenkovsky and K. Jaspers, R. Guardini, O. Spengler. The perspective of the study of Zamyatin’s prose is especially valuable in its entirety: artistic creativity is considered in relation to critical and literary articles.

Key words: Zamyatin, prose, “scythianism”, “eurasianism”.

Review of the monograph: Efimov M., Smith D. Svyatopolk-Mirsky. Moscow: Molodaya gvardiya, 2021. – 702 p.
(The lives of outstanding people)

M.S. Rudenko, Lomonosov Moscow State University

The review examines the first complete biography of one of the outstanding Russian literary critics of the first half of the twentieth century, Prince D.P. Svyatopolk-Mirsky. His unusual fate determined the vector of his creative development and changes in both political and literary-critical views. Despite the fact that for almost two decades Mirsky has been the author of numerous bright critical reviews, for Western readers and researchers he remains the author of the “History of Russian Literature”, which has not yet lost its significance. The facts of Mirsky’s original biography are presented through the background of historical and literary events of the first third of the twentieth century both in Russia and abroad.

Key words: Svyatopolk-Mirsky, criticism, history, emigration, Russian literature.

Magazine articles

Light memory of Pavel Aleksandrovich Lekant – the great scientist and remarkable person
Book Review: Davydova T.T. Zamyatin encyclopedia. Moskow: FLINTA, 2018. 744 p.
Polysindeton as a means of achieving emphasis in émigré lyrics of Georgy Ivanov
As a white "trooper-maiden" turned into a red one. About unexpected prototypes of the main character of Alexei Tolstoy’s story “Viper”