New Issue of the Scientific Journal StudArctic Forum

04 February 2022
The last issue of the StudArctic Forum, the student-run electronic science journal, has been published for 2021.

The last issue of the StudArctic Forum, the student-run electronic science journal, has been published for 2021.

According to the editors, there have been important changes to the journal in 2021. The members of the editorial board have changed, the English-language content block has been added, and the number of incoming and published articles has increased significantly.

“Despite the introduced requirements for anti-plagiarism checks and the availability of the supervisor's review, interest in the journal among potential authors has not diminished. Nevertheless, the innovations helped to improve the quality of student research articles. In addition, all issues of the journal published this year were promptly placed in the RSCI, which advantageously distinguishes our journal from similar student publications,”

− noted Irina Suvorova, Editor-in-Chief of the journal and Director of PetrSU Humanitarian Park.

The new issue includes articles from the students of PetrSU and the University of Tübingen (Germany), touching on topics ranging from the characteristics of service dogs puppy selection to the reception of Scandinavian mythological poetry.

Among the authors of the journal is Anastasia Trofimenko, a student of the Institute of Philology. Her research focuses on the peculiarities of lexical borrowing and artificial word formation in the terminology of historical sciences.

Anastasia's supervisor Anna Skoropadskaya, Associate Professor at the Institute of Philology, said:

“Anastasia's article presents the research aspect of the case study “Development of thematic sections of the virtual exposition “Classical Languages and the Birth of the Language of Science”, posted on the Profinternships 2.0 platform.

The aim of the case study is to create optimal forms of museum presentation that show the connection between the language of science and ancient culture. The case is mainly worked on by students of the Classical Philology department. This is one of the oldest branches of philological science, which has become very rare in modern universities: the study of Latin and Ancient Greek (the so-called "dead" languages) seems unnecessarily archaic. Meanwhile, it is these languages that laid the foundations of scientific terminology and their lexical richness still serves as a source for the creation of new terms in various fields of science.”

Anastasia Trofimenko:

“The work on the case involved choosing one of the scientific fields and preparing for it a dictionary of terms that came from ancient Greek and Latin. As I study at the department of Classical Philology, I chose history. It is not uncommon for us to come across terms related to politics, government and war. It was interesting to learn when and where some of the historical terms came from, and to find out their original meanings.

The terms of historical science have appeared at different periods of time, including in Antiquity. For this reason, the origins of many of them have been difficult to find. Also, some concepts go back to simple Latin or Greek words which were not terms. It is extremely difficult to trace when these words, e.g. aggression, etc., became terms. Despite a wide range of literature and internet sources, it has not been possible to find the origin of many of the concepts from the original list (there were about a hundred of them).

As a result, I settled on 50 terms. 30 of them came directly from the ancient Greek and Latin languages, created in ancient times. Another 20 were created artificially based on the Latin and Greek vocabulary. The difference in the number is small, and terms with ancient roots predominate. What is interesting is that these terms are still relevant and have not been replaced by new ones, despite the constant development of science.”

Anna Skoropadskaya noted that the Institute of Philology students will continue their work on the language of science. The materials will then be used to create an exhibition of the Word Museum as part of the work of PetrSU Science Museum,

You can read the issue of the journal at the link.

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