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Мarina B. Rastorgueva

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Мarina B. Rastorgueva — PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, Voronezh State Technical University, Moscow Ave 14, 394026 Voronezh, Russia. ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5690-2308. E-mail: rast.mari@mail.ru


Philological sciences




Vol. 56


pp. 179–186


February 28, 2019

Date of publication

June 28, 2020



Index UDK

81-23 + 821.161.1

Index BBK

81.411.2-5 + 83.3(2Рос=Рус)7


The paper dwells on results of the analysis of a lexical component “toponyms” of a piece from D. Rubina`s trilogy “Russian Canary” — the novel “Zheltukhin”. The lack of research of the works of modern Russian prose, created at the turn of the century, in terms of the lexical component and the importance of a comprehensive consideration of vocabulary as one of the manifestations of the general cultural and national consciousness of society determined the relevance of the study. The scientific novelty of the material explored in the paper is presented as one of constituent parts of a general study of the lexical layer in D. Rubina`s trilogy “Russian Canary” — equivalents of toponymy in the novel “Zheltukhin”. The main purpose of the study is to examine toponyms presented in the novel from the point of view of their subject, grammatical structure and other. The material was collected and analyzed by the author using the method of continuous sampling. In the course of the study, following tasks were solved: examining of a lexical layer of the novel by D. Rubina, represented by the toponyms identified during the comprehensive textual analysis; toponyms` division into groups depending on the thematic, the size of the named object and construction of the overall structure.


toponyms, toponymy phenomenon, groups of toponyms, modern prose, associative links, historical conditionality, linguistic factors, extralinguistic factors, area of existence of a native speaker.


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