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Journal Title: Вестник Московского государственного областного университета: Серия: Русская филология

ISSN: 2072-8522 (Print); 2310-7278 (Online)

Publisher: Moscow Region State University Editorial Office

Society/Institution: Moscow Region State University

LCC Subject Category: Language and Literature: Philology. Linguistics

Country of publisher: Russian Federation

Language of fulltext: Russian

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Петров Андрей Васильевич (Северный (Арктический) федеральный университет имени М.В. Ломоносова (г.Архангельск))


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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The article deals with the use of various similes as a means of expression in the structure of instrumental-subject impersonal sentences in the modern Russian language. Impersonality in such sentences is expressed in the presence of a component in the instrumental case which combines the object-instrumental and subject meanings. The semantics of such sentences is generally a spontaneous action aimed at the object, carried out using a certain instrument, thus modifying the state of the environment or a person’s physical or mental condition. The predicate simile, the simile with instrumental component, the comparative construction, and comparative clauses make it possible to add extra meanings to a sentence. The method used in the study is the structural-semantic analysis, the description of the sample sentences starts with the form and ends with the meaning.