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Semantic Analysis of Proper Nouns in Russian Literature: The Interweaving of Functional Characteristics and Language Pictures

PhD Candidate, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Kanzan, Russia, 420000.
Liana Mikhailovna Akhmetzyanova
Professor, Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication, Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russia, 420000.
Keywords: Semantic Analysis, Proper Noun Semantics, Russian Literature, Functional Characteristics, Language Pictures, Linguistic Semiotics, Literary Theory. ,


The intricate and tricky case of semantic analysis, especially of the enigmatic realm of nouns, the red thread of linguistics and literary exploration. This academic research explores the rich sphere of Russian literature in-depth to determine connections between function and the embodiment of theme through proper names. This research is aiming at studying the role of proper nouns in the literary masterpieces by focusing on the ideas of character development, thematic cohesiveness, and the narrative flow. This papers deals with profound significance of proper nouns as linguistics pointers that take you beyond their literal meaning to different levels of connotative value. It takes most of its ideas from the late linguistics and literary critique. This research gets down to serious business by cherry-picking and analysing a set of Russian masterpieces. An intensive method of semantic analysis was used by the study to properly identify and categorize all the structural features of proper nouns. Also, it conducts an examination of the usage of language by these instrumentalities so as to discover their common features and themes which lead to the invention of the main narrative. The results of this study add to our comprehension of proper noun semantics in Russian literature and provide us with a stepping-stone to broader discussions on the linguistic theory and literary studies. This cognitive effort exceeds the linguistic borders, as it takes into consideration the cultural and historical value of the proper nouns being presented. The report shows why it is necessary to reconsider the theoretical design to account for the distinctive linguistic and particular cultural features of the Russian literary heritage. This research is a step toward unravelling noun semantics' mystery and adds to the already existing linguistic aesthetics and cultural semiotics debates.