Грамматические категории германских языков в антропоцентрической перспективе
This article addresses the issues of contact-induced change in grammar with a special focus on the interplay of inner/linguistic and outer/socio-cultural factors. The controversies of language and culture contact are discussed in the context of the English language globalization. The article stresses the importance of an in-depth comprehensive investigation of the innovations in English grammar, including the grammatical systems of its new contact varieties (New Englishes), and of the changes in the grammars of local languages, in particular, the changes in Russian grammar triggered by exposure to global English.
The paper considers semantic properties of English collocations with the noun moment in which the attributive element is represented by participial (-ing and -ed adjectives). The issue is analyzed within the contemporary anthropocentric paradigm. The author attempts to establish links between the evolving temporal mentality and an increasing interest in the subjective experience of time, the changing semantics of the noun moment and the growing productivity of the syntactic models under study.