Phraseological modification in the event-discursive space of fictional text

Abstract: 

This article deals with modifications of phraseological units within a communicative event (discourse). The research into natural language semantics presupposes studying the structure of thinking, since it is the organization of the individual's life experience that predetermines the development of semantic structures. Thus, linguistic research centers on the person and his/her cognitive and linguistic activity. The linguistic creative activity has a twofold focus. On the one hand, it is arbitrary, since a person is free to choose any form of language expression; on the other hand, it is motivated by the factors of a particular communicative event and is limited by the existing language competence. In addition, the linguistic creative activity is connected not only with the addressee, but also with the addresser, which, undoubtedly, imposes certain social and cultural restrictions, determined by people's life experience. In interpreting phraseological modifications, we proceed from the fact that the semantics of phraseology reflects cultural and historical traditions of native speakers and their practical experience. Modified phraseological units, used by the author in the process of text generation, are associated with the authors’ creative thinking, with their intention to include not only explicit but also hidden properties of the nominated object in their linguistic-creative thinking. This suggests a new system of semantic relationships when presenting the subject in a different perspective.

Key words: 

linguocreative thinking, communicative event, modification, interpretation, communicative-pragmatic task.

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