The goal of Philological Class is to ensure high level scientific research in the field of linguistics and literature studies; to facilitate the impact of academic research upon the methods of teaching philological disciplines in higher and secondary school. Widening geographical contacts with scientific-methodological centers in Russia and abroad is an important constituent of the policy of the journal.
1) to take into account the degree of novelty and originality of research in selecting articles for publication, to acknowledge priority of the materials associated with the discovery of new areas in the study and teaching of philological disciplines;
2) to provide space for scientific discussion raising the quality of research and effective application of experimental scientific activity;
3) to facilitate scholarly dialogue between philologists and practical pedagogues; to reflect new variants of interaction between school and science, which would allow improving educational conceptions;
4) to promote innovative scientific-methodological ideas, original methods and educational technologies.
Journal Structure: the main sections
Conceptions. Programs. Hypotheses
This section publishes research articles in theory and concepts of education; authored programs of teaching philological disciplines in higher and secondary school; materials containing promising scientific and scientific-methodological hypotheses called upon to create the journal field of argument. The section is divided into two sub-sections: the first one publishes papers in literary studies and, correspondingly, teaching literature in higher and secondary school; the second one carries articles on the issues of linguistics and teaching linguistic disciplines.
Problems of Modern Linguistics
The section publishes articles on urgent issues of modern linguistics, and specifically: theory and history of the language, psycholinguistics and linguocognitology, and communicative studies and corpus linguistics. Special focus is given to conceptual works presenting the results of fundamental research developing the theory and methodology of urgent areas in linguistics.
Trajectories of the Literary Process of the 20th – early 21st Centuries
The published materials explore the Russian and foreign classics of the 20th century offering new interpretations and analysis of “landmark” and contemporary works of literature. The papers dedicated to the specificity of existence of modernism and postmodernism in world literature are welcome.
Theory and Methods of Teaching Philological Disciplines in Higher and Secondary School
The section presupposes exploration of the main problem areas of modern methods of teaching language and literature, and functions as a forum for discussion with relation to controversial issues of teaching philological subjects in higher and secondary school.
Theory and Practice of the Modern Lesson
The section publishes materials containing the study of the secondary school learning process with emphasis on the lesson as its unit. The submitted materials should not only present the notes of the lesson (a technological chart) but also provide its extended scientific-methodological substantiation connected with the pivotal questions of organization and conduct of the lesson of literature and language.
Rereading Russian and Foreign Classics
The section focuses on new interpretations of works of classics undertaken on the basis of modern analytical strategies and new approaches to well-known texts in the context of perceptive esthetics.
Issues of Global Literature Poetics
The section publishes articles analyzing the creative activity of outstanding representatives of world literature. Preference is given to materials in English, French and German.
Russian in Multicultural Interaction
The section presents scientific papers dealing with the issues of the study of the Russian language in comparison with other world languages and with the problems of multicultural communication. Attention is also paid to the works focusing on the study of the socio-cultural status of the Russian language in intercultural space and to enhancing the impact of the Russian language abroad.
The section publishes articles demonstrating the heuristical potential of the works of outstanding Russian philologists and pedagogues of the past (19th-20th centuries) in connection with the modern challenges, and the relevance of their scientific findings and methodological ideas today.
The aim of the given section is to publish literary text research based on the modern theoretical ideas and original methods of analysis. Such analyses demonstrating top quality skills of text interpretation may serve as benchmarks of philological proficiency, and may be used in practical teaching at school.
From the Writing Table of a Scholar / a Young Scholar
The section covers research materials distinguished by the novelty of methodological approaches and hypothetical orientation, and representing urgent areas of linguistics and literary studies.
Regional Component of Higher and Secondary Education
Articles on the specificity of the spiritual culture of the Urals and other regions, the wealth of artistic traditions, the specificity of language processes development and concrete pedagogical techniques used in higher and secondary school to study regional culture are included in this section.
The section carries analytical reviews of conferences and scientific and scientific-methodological research works.