Contents (2009, 4)


Speech of the President of Mordovia Republic N. I. MERKUSHKIN at the Opening of the V Congress of Mordovian (Moksha and Erzya) Peoples

Not Stopping At Halfway. Speech of the Chairperson of the Executive Board of the Council of Interregional Public Movement of Mordovian (Moksha and Erzya) People, Doctor of Philology, Professor M. V. MOSIN

Resolution of the V Congress of Mordovian (Moksha and Erzya) Peoples


T. L. KUZNETSOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Modern Short-Stories of Komi: Genre Features

It investigates one of the small forms of modern Komi prose (short stories by I. Belykh, V. Lodygin, A. Ulyanov, O. Ulyashev, etc.). It identifies the characteristic features of fiction nature, and connections with other genres.

I. P. NOVAK (Petrozavodsk, Russia). The Formation and Operation of Interchange of Consonants in the Baltic-Finnish Languages

Phonetic phenomenon of consonants interchange is typical for most of the Baltic-Finnish languages. The article considers the history of the formation of this phenomenon, as well as its functioning in the parent language and all the modern Baltic-Finnish languages.

F. Z. HAVAS (Budapest, Hungary). Draft of Typological Database of Ural Languages

The article discusses the need for a typological database of Ural languages. The author discusses the issues of cooperation in the area of project design, structural features and the application of this database.

O. V. VEDERNIKOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Folklore Text in Modern Komi Prose

The article discusses the problem of «text and context» on the example of modern Komi prose. The author concludes that the convergence with the help of the spiritual and moral constants of the national culture, folk and literary traditions.

V. N. MAXIMOV (Yoshkar Ola, Russia). Subject and Verb Agreement in the Mari Language

On the example of meadow dialects, the article considers special features of syntactic connection between the main members of a sentence in the Mari language.


V. K. ABRAMOV (Saransk, Russia). The Lay of… the Writer. On the Occasion of 95 th Anniversary of People’s Writer K. G. Abramov

N. I. BOYARKIN (Saransk, Russia). Knight of White Rose Order. On the Occasion of 65th Anniversary of the Musician, Scientist, and Teacher Pekka Vapaavuori


V. L. ZHITAEV (Saransk, Russia). Pre-revolutionary and National school

It analyzes the formation and development of national (Mordovian) schools in pre-revolutionary Mordovia, and shows different approaches to the assessment of its condition.

V. I. CHUPROV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Peasant Family in the Land of Komi in the Second Half of XIX – Beginning of the XX Century: Family Sections

The article considers poorly studied issue of peasants life of the Land of Komi in the second half of XIX – beginning of the XX century, when family relationships between older and younger generations were defined by the issues of land, household, and others.


L. A. SHABALKINA (Saransk, Russia). Temple of History and Culture


M. G. ATAMANOV-EGRAPI (Izhevsk, Russia). Old Udmurt Prayers, Kuriskon, from the Epic «Tangyra»

The national Udmurts epic work, compiled by M. G. Atamanov-Egrapi, provides six kuriskons – old Udmurt prayers. A reader can become familiar with one of them.


L. G. CHIBIRKINA (Saransk, Russia). In Finno-Ugric World of Childhood and Books

T. N. SIDORKINA (Saransk, Russia). The Formation of Ethnic Identity of the Creative Person (from the experience of the organizational work of the Institute of National Culture of Mordovia N. P. Ogarev State University)


J. VILLER (Tartu, Estonia). Protection of the Mother Tongue as the Main Function of the State

The article reviews the language policy of the Republic of Estonia: its directions, changes in the law on language, etc. The author concludes about the need of innovation required currently in this field.

O. YU. KUZIVANOVA (Syktyvkar, Russia). Prestige and Social Value of the Komi Language Through Evaluation of Komi Arts Students

The article raises the question of the social significance of the Komi language, which is on a par with Russian is the state language in Komi Republic. One criterion of the public importance and prestige of the language is its resource potential, especially for those who use it professionally. The article presents the results of survey of Komi Arts students (prospective teachers, philologists) who responded to the open-ended question «Is it prestigious to know the Komi language?» The findings are supported by the materials received at the students focus groups.


N. I. ISHUTKIN (Saransk, Russia). The Lay of …. the Poet (the review of the works of Alexey Gromyhin)

A. N. ZLOBIN (Saransk, Russia). Mordovian Regional Office of the Union of Translators of Russia: National Features of Translation Activities in the Republic of Mordovia

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