Laura S. Galustyan
A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University
Elena V. Sergeyeva
A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University
Galustyan L.S., Sergeeva E.V. Features of functioning of expressive reduced vocabulary in contemporary fiction texts. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2024, vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 144–148. (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2024-30-1-144-148.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2024-30-1-144-148
УДК: 811.161.1.09”21”
Publish date: 2024-02-16
Annotation: This article is devoted to the consideration of the category of expressiveness and its embodiment in literary language and art text. Expressive lexical units belonging to the reduced lexicon in fiction works of the first quarter of the 21st century (“Textˮ by Dmitry Glukhovsky, “Earthˮ by Mikhail Elizarov and “Hijackingˮ by Danil Korecki) are singled out and their functions are determined. The analysis is carried out on the material of various lexicographic editions, among which both explanatory dictionaries and highly specialised dictionaries (dictionaries of argot, jargon) are used. The most common functions that were identified in the context of the named works are the following: characterisation of the linguistic picture of the world of the hero and the author, the “anti-aestheticˮ artistic picture of the world of the author (author’s intention) and a means of characterisation of the character – speech or author’s when using non- self-directed speech. It is indicative that some functions can be combined in the text, which is confirmed by the examples from contemporary works of fiction given in the article. It is concluded that the use of reduced expressive vocabulary in the modern fiction text demonstrates both general linguistic processes and methods of creating artistic imagery, the specificity of which is associated with a kind of “anti-aestheticˮ.
Keywords: expressiveness, expresseme, expressive, expressivisation, reduced vocabulary, jargonisation, profanity, vulgarism.
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Author's info: Laura S. Galustyan, post-graduate student, A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, Russian Language Department, St. Petersburg, Russia, A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, Russian Language Department, St. Petersburg, Russia, laura.galustyan@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0009-0001-8421-5556
Co-author's info: Elena V. Sergeyeva, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, A.I. Herzen Russian State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russian Language Department, St. Petersburg, Russia, e.vlad.sergeeva@gmail.com