Говорить по русски легко 1: Вводный фонетический курс (It is easy to speak Russian 1: Introductory phonetic course)
The paper reports some results of the research, aimed at finding out whether regressive and / or progressive voice coarticulation available in clusters of homorganic labiodental consonants /v/ + /v/ in an external sandhi position in Modern Standard Russian may serve as a cue for detecting the location and depth of prosodic breaks. Combinations of labiodental fricatives /v/ + /v/ at the word junctures result in [ff], [vv] or [fv] pronunciation (with the decreasing abundance) in Modern Standard Russian. The percentage ratio of the above mentioned pronunciation types depends on the strength of the prosodic break between two words: • in the position within an intonation group (no prosodic break) [ff] pronunciation appears fairly stable and makes about 70% of the total case number, while the percentage of [fv] pronunciation (corresponding to the absence of the coarticulation) varies in the range of 1% – 11%. • in the position around prosodic break between two words group [fv] pronunciation detected in more then 80% out of the total case number studied.
Practicum in Russian phonetics
The paper is focused on the study of reaction of italian literature critics on the publication of the Boris Pasternak's novel "Doctor Jivago". The analysys of the book ""Doctor Jivago", Pasternak, 1958, Italy" (published in Russian language in "Reka vremen", 2012, in Moscow) is given. The papers of italian writers, critics and historians of literature, who reacted immediately upon the publication of the novel (A. Moravia, I. Calvino, F.Fortini, C. Cassola, C. Salinari ecc.) are studied and analised.
In the article the patterns of the realization of emotional utterances in dialogic and monologic speech are described. The author pays special attention to the characteristic features of the speech of a speaker feeling psychic tension and to the compositional-pragmatic peculiarities of dialogic and monologic text.