Phonosymbolical originality of modern poetic texts

Abstract: 

The article discusses the phonosymbolic content of poetic texts using the methodology of the survey. The study is based on the poetic material of the late 20th - early 21st centuries. It is exemplified by the selection of poetic texts by such popular modern poets as V. Polozkova, A. Sapir, and L. Miller. The total amount of material is 321 word forms. When considering the nature of phonosymbolism in poetic language, we relied on the concept of A. P. Zhuravlev. The comparison of the phonosemantic content of the text confirms our assumptions about the influence of sound frequency on the formation of the phonetic meaning of the poetic text as a whole. According to the concept of A. P. Zhuravlev, the subject of the study is the correlation of the key words in the text with their phonetic meaning, the general phonosemantic content of the text, the sound frequency and the associative interpretation. Phonosymbolic comparative analysis allowed us to identify characteristic means of transmitting the phonetic value in modern poetry. They ensure a linguistically correct study of the essence of phonetic values in poetry. The work will enable to illuminate the nature of phonetic meanings in the framework of the general theory of linguistic semantics. To a certain extent, the phonetic content of sounds was the subject of the study by Baudouin de Courtenay. In modern poetic speech, research into phonosymbolism is of interest for those who solve the issues of linguistic semiotics, psycholinguistics and work to improve the power of intuition in language, which is currently very important.

Key words: 

phonosymbolism, poetic text, phonosemantic, associative experiment, semiosphere.

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