Contents (2014, 1)

FUM-2014-01 (cover)


V. N. ANOSHINA, E. A. SHARONOVA (Saransk, Russia). The Importance of the Work “Die Religiosen Vorstellungen der Mordwinen” by U. Harva for Erza and Moksha Folklore Studies

It considers academic issues of the work “Die Religiosen Vorstellungen der Mordwinen” by U. Harva and its importance for Erza and Moksha folklore studies, defines the reasons for the scholar to reject so-called P. Melnikov mythological system.

Keywords: Mordovian mythology; Erza and Moksha religious beliefs; Finno-Ugric studies; U. Harva; P. Melnikov; H. Paasonen.

T. N. BELYAEVA, R. A. KUDRYAVTSEVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Poetics of Mari Drama at the Beginning of the XXI Century

Analyzing the genre and images, it defines the specific features of the poetics of Mari drama at the beginning of XXI century.

Keywords: poetics; Mari drama; the nature of genre and images.

D. A. SALTUGANOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Specific Features of Pronouncing Stressed Labialized Back Vowels in the German Language of Mountain and Meadow Mari

It discusses the pronunciation of labialized back vowels in German of mountain and meadow Mari students studying German as a foreign language at University.

Keywords: labialized vowels; back row; mountain Mari; meadow Mari; German; acoustic analysis; spectral analysis.

T. V. GERASKIN (Saransk, Russia). Genre Peculiarities of the Political Novel “Red Colossus” by M. Petrov

The author attempts to address the specific features of the political novel “Red Colossus” by Mordovian writer M. Petrov. For these purposes the author employs historical material used by the writer in the novel.

Keywords: political novel; genre transformation; trilogy; World War II; fascism; author’s position.

A. N. RAKIN (Syktyvkar, Russia). Fishing Vocabulary in the Udmurt Language

For the first time it gives a linguistic analysis of Udmurt fishing vocabulary in synchronic and diachronic aspects. In order to determine the macro- and micro-structural elements it classifies nominative units depending on their subject-concept content. It identifies and discusses the internal and external sources of formation and development of the lexical and thematic groups.

Keywords: the Udmurt language; fishery glossary; original notions; borrowings.

E. L. YANDAKOVA (Yoshkar-Ola, Russia). Stylistic Features of Lexical Repetition in Poetry by V. Columb

The article gives the stylistic research of lexical repetition in poetry by Valentine Columb. It analyses their stylistic functions and features of using repetitive vocabulary.

Keywords: lexical stylistics; lexical repetition; stylistic feature; emphasizing; marking.

J. PUSZTAY (Badacsonytomaj, Hungary). State of the Mordovia Languages on the Basis of School Vocabulary Glossaries

The article shows the results of the analysis of school vocabulary in the Moksha language. It states that the way the Moksha language is presented in the glossaries cannot be considered as the state language. It proves the need to review the dictionaries with school vocabulary.

Keywords: language development; to coin terms; Moksha; Erza.

G. S. IVANOVA, I. Y. ZHEBRATKINA, N. V. LETKINA (Saransk, Russia). Features of Non-Objective Conjugations in Novopshenevskij Dialect of the Moksha Language

It considers the morphological features of non-objective conjugation in novopshenevskij dialect of the Moksha language.

Keywords: the Moksha language; dialect; verb; morphology; conjugation; modality; tense; verb form.


I. F. PAVLOVA (Izhevsk, Russia). Publication of Feature Books for Udmurt Children in 1920–1930

It analyses publishing of fiction books for Udmurt children in the first third of XX century. It shows the specific features of establishing the traditions of children’s books in Udmurt Republic, the types of the published texts and mentions the writers who actively participated in the development of children’s publishing.

Keywords: Udmurt children’s book; original feature book; national literature for children; national publishing; genres; Udmurt children’s literature.

O. V. ABRAMOVA (Saransk, Russia). Mordovian Resettlement and Population Dynamics at the End of XX – Beginning of XXI Century

Basing on the data of Soviet and Russian censuses the article studies the specific features of Mordovian resettlement and population dynamics at the end of XX – beginning of XXI century.

Keywords: Mordovians; resettlement; population; Soviet Union Population Census; National Census of Russia; Republic of Mordovia; assimilation; dispersion.


N. V. RYABOV (Saransk, Russia). Eryamo Par as Ethno Defining Component of Mordovian Culture

It shows the artifact complex resulted from the collective labor of Mordovians. Eryamo par is studied as a monument to folk culture and as information medium about the most important spiritual orientations of Mordovians.

Keywords: eryamo par; ethics defining; material culture; fancy signs; pictorial elements.

R. V. NEKRASOV (Syktyvkar, Russia). Functional and Planning Structure and Decor Features of Sysolsky Type Peasant House

In the process of structural and functional analysis of Sysolsky type peasant house as the systems, it defined the following morphological structures: functional and planning structure of the content; three-dimensional structure of the form as a way of existence and presenting the content in specific historical and geographical conditions; decorative structure of artistic and aesthetic preferences of the ethnic group.

Keywords: traditional art; farmhouse; functional planning structure; decoration.

A. V. LEBEDEV (Saransk, Russia). Christian Moral Regulatives as Culture Forming Factor (on the translation of the Bible into Mordovian)

The author proves that spiritual, moral and ethical principles of the Scripture facilitate the rebirth of morality standards in society.

Keywords: the Bible; moral and ethical foundations; spiritual and moral values; Scripture translation; Christian education tradition; cultural reflection; linguistic ethnic culture; spiritual and moral values.

V. I. ROGACHEV, E. N. VAGANOVA, M. S. VOLKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Ethnographic Features of Mordovian Wedding Ceremony: Custom of Kidnapping and Sale of the Brides

It shows ethnographic features the most ancient forms of marriage, reconstructs archaic forms of marriage, highlights their distinctive features, and clarifies terminology.

Keywords: forms of organization of marriage and weddings; bride kidnapping tradition; marriage by capture; brides buying and selling.


O. O. POLYAKOVA (Saransk, Russia). Views on Prosocial Behavior of Mordovia Youth

It analysis the results of empirical research on the views the Mordovia youth have about prosocial behavior, and in particular about normative and extra normative behavior. It defines the differences of such views between the young people and adults.

Keywords: prosocial behavior; normative; extra normative behavior; norm; the youth; understanding; social distance; action.

N. G. IVLIEVA, V. F. MANUKHOV (Saransk, Russia). Implementation of Applied Research in Finno-Ugric Studies and the Use of Geographic-Information System Technology

It tells about the research aimed at modeling changes of the administrative division of the territory within the boundaries of the Republic of Mordovia with the help of modern GIS technology.

Keywords: GIS mapping; GIS technology; administrative-territorial division; Mordovia autonomy.

V. P. MINICHKINA, N. A. LIMKINA (Saransk, Russia). Social Prevention of Family Ill-Being in the Republic of Mordovia

The article touches upon the problems of social prevention of family ill-being. It analyzes the methods of work with the subjects of social ill-being. The attention is paid to the importance of interaction between the subjects of prevention state system and academic community in order to develop the forms of social control.

Keywords: child abuse; individual preventive work; work with families; social prevention; social orphanhood; state subjects of social prevention system.

S. H. KHAKNAZAROV (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia). Indigenous Small-Numbered Peoples of North: Sustainable Development (theoretical and sociological analysis)

It discusses the theoretical issues related to the sustainable development of indigenous small-numbered peoples of North. It summarizes the results of the survey on the subject conducted by the author.

Keywords: sustainable development; indigenous small-numbered peoples of the North; Autonomous Region; traditional environmental management.

N. N. LOGINOVA, A. M. NOSONOV (Saransk, Russia), S. K. ESETOV (Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan). Population Dynamics of the Finno-Ugric Peoples in Kazakhstan

It studies the dynamics of the number of Finno-Ugric peoples in Kazakhstan since 1926. It analyzes the main stages and features of settlement of the territory of the Republic.

Keywords: The Republic of Kazakhstan; ethnicity; Finno-Ugric group; Mordovians; population.

N. P. MAKARKIN, V. V. MITROKHIN (Saransk, Russia). The Banking System of Mordovia: Current Status and Opportunities for Growth

It explores the current state of the banking system of the Republic of Mordovia, identifies the opportunities for growth of savings and investment.

Keywords: banking system in the region; commercial banks; banking services; resource base; loan capacity; banking risks; banks from other regions.

V. K. ABRAMOV (Saransk, Russia). Anthology of Erzya-Mordovian Prose

E. D. BOGATYREV, S. V. PERSHIN (Saransk, Russia). Turning the Pages of the Past…


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