Issue 3, 2015



Language and society

Миноритарные языки аваро-андо-цезского региона: особенности функционирования и перспективы развития

Atayev B. M.

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This article examines the conditions that are necessary for minority indigenous languages of various social statuses in the Avar-Andi-Tsez region of Daghestan to survive and continue to co-exist with larger languages. Issues explored in the article include language policy, a statistical overview of censuses taken in various years, the causes of the disappearance of unwritten languages , and the conditions under which they may be preserved.

Keywords: indigenous languages of the Avar-Andi-Tsez region, statistical overview, language policy, conservation and development of unwritten languages

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015

A Short Introduction to the History of Nenets Literature

Lublinskaia M.D.Laptander R.I.

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The Nenets, like many other Arctic nations of the Russian Federation, developed their first official writing system at the beginning of the 20th century. However, they certainly had a form of literature before this time. Like many other northern nations, they already had highly developed oral traditions and folklore. During the Soviet era, the local administration carried out intensive efforts to educate the indigenous population and produced the first textbooks for primary schools as well as literature, as in other Russian Northern languages. Initially, these books were primarily only available in native languages, but later they started to be published bilingually or just in Russian. In this paper we give a short introduction to the history of the Nenets’ written language and literature and the role of the traditional oral culture in its development.

Keywords: indigenous languages of Russia, recently created writing systems, minority peoples, Nenets language, Nenets literature

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015


Этнокультурная специфика концептуализации окружающего мира носителями осетинского языка (на основе анализа концепта хъысмæт ‘судьба’)

Aguzarova S. V.

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This article examines the concept of хъысмæт ‘fate’ in the Ossetic language in light of the culturally-determined worldview held by Ossetians. Components of this concept are analyzed based on their occurrence in Ossetic literature.

Keywords: concept, fate, fortune, destiny, God

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015

Лексические единицы, обозначающие атрибуты осетинского поминального обряда зазхæссæн

Darchieva M. V.

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This interdisciplinary paper analyzes the language elements used in an Ossetic ritual text having to do with funerary/memorial rites known as зазхæссæн.

Keywords: ritual text, symbolism, ritual/sacred tree, Ossetic funerary and memorial rites, gender differences

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015

Термины института приданого в обрядовом свадебном тексте осетин

Abayeva F. O.

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This article deals with the terminology used in Ossetian wedding rituals, including their semantics and symbolism. The discussion includes linguistic and cultural characteristics of objects used for dowries, and the functions of other lexical items dealing with weddings. These are highlighted in the article in bold.

Keywords: Ossetian wedding ceremony, lexicon, Ossetic ritual texts and oral genres

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015

О некоторых микроконцептах в осетинских паремиях

Besolova E. B.

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This article investigates Ossetic folk sayings that allegorically represent human qualities via descriptions of animals, birds, and insects that are believed to be the prototypical bearers of these positive or negative qualities.

Keywords: concepts, Ossetic folk sayings, animal names, bird names, insect names, culturally-determined worldview

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015


Maysak T. A.

Review of The Dagestanian (Caucasian) Linguistic Collection, 1995-2010

Mayskaya T. A.

The 20th anniversary of the Institute for Bible Translation in Russia

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015


Andreeva I. A.

Review of A Forum on the Mastery of Translation Techniques, ed. by O.I. Artemenko, 2015/p>

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015


Recent events

Zaytseva N. G.

The 5th Russian Conference on Finno-Ugric Studies (June 25-28, 2011, Petrozavodsk)

Rodnoy Yazyk, №3 2015

Editorial Board

  • T.B. Agranat (editor-in-chief)
  • A.N. Bitkeeva
  • K.T. Gadilia
  • M.Sh. Khalilov
  • T.A. Maisak
  • O.A. Mudrak
  • Yu.V. Psyanchin
  • E.L. Rudnitskaya
  • V.Yu. Voinov
  • S.M. Yaroshevich (editorial secretary)

Editorial Council

  • V.M. Alpatov
  • M. Beerle-Moor
  • A.V. Dybo
  • F.G. Khisamitdinova
  • M.I. Magomedov
  • K.M. Musaev
  • D.M. Nasilov
  • G.Ts. Pyurbeev
  • M.Z. Ulakov

Rodnoy Yazyk, №5(2) 2016