Сюжетный инвариант и вариативность в фольклорных текстах среднеанглийского периода (на материале англо-шотландской баллады)
This article deals with the study of the plot invariant and its variability that occurs on the level of the linguistic structure of texts. The material of research is based on Middle English folklore texts. The author tries to show the notion of variation as a process taking into account literature and linguistic stability and variability of the folk texts. Becoming more resultative even in the theory of translation, the concept of invariant for an interpreter is the idea that should remain unchanged and understood as information to be passed on, while an expressed idea is becoming a variant already.
Article is dedicated to the problem of the formation of Lev Tolstoy's world views and evolution of his views on the violence and the war. There is shown Tolstoy's way from the patriotic directivity to the substantiation of idea nonviolence and the nonresistance to evil by force.
Variation and variety, basic linguistic notions elaborated, among many others, in Prof. Schweitzer’s works, are addressed in the article in the context of an increase in variation in modern Russian under the influence of global English. The increase in contact-induced variation is investigated in connection with the following: 1) an increase in borrowings and semantic calques from English into Russian, 2) an increase in Russian-English code-switching and code-mixing, and 3) major changes in Russian-English interaction contributing to the change of status of English in Russia and the initiation of a specific regional variety of English, Russia(n) English.
F. Mauriacs Bloc-Notes (1952-1970) is the biggest collection of articles of the eminent French novelist and Nobel Prize winner. As an engaged writer and publicist, he provides an acute commentary on politics, history and morality, constantly referring to his inner world. Animalistic characters illustrate human laws and contain a significant moral element, urging people to fight their inner beast.