Фольклорная карта Томска в жанре современной городской легенды
Reflecting the main mental trends of the present socio-cultural situation, modern folklore is characterized by its inhomogeneity. In most cases it is determined by the mixture of urban and rural traditions caused by technocratic progress and the process of urbanization. City in modern folklore is treated as a system of interconnected mental and cultural trends, traditions. Cultural knowledge, accepted in a folk society, is transferred with the help of folklore texts of various genres. Our attention is focused on the genre of legend, defined as a narration, describing possible and real past events. In accordance with the requirements of the genre, a possible event is depicted as a real one. In the texts of legends a mythological element is often represented, which determines their semiotic, axiological and pragmatic orientation. One of the main functions of a legend is didactic, due to which the behavioral algorithm in a particular situation can be stated. The aim of the paper is to describe the structure of urban space reflected in the folklore texts of legends about Tomsk.