Pragmatic aspects of gender-specific compliments in the English language culture
The aim of this article is to examine linguistic manifestations of gender in complimentary utterances in English. The author uses modern fiction as an object of research. Linguistic manifestations of gender characteristics are analysed against the target-related orientation of the complimentary utterances. The author concludes that the overwhelming ...
The means to express the category of performativity
This article analyses the concept of performative utterance, its primary characteristics, and properties. Audio and video sources are employed to identify secondary forms expressing performative utterances in the mother-child communication and to examine the use of such utterances in the speech. This ...
Textonics: an introduction to electronic philology
Digital philology studies texts and textuality in electronic networks and the ways of their reading, writing and transformation. Electronic texts are much more fluid and transformable than paper texts and oral utterances. Textonics is a combination of theoretical and practical work with digital texts, the use of the Internet and all the capabilities of computer technology to create new sign ensembles, to develop new genres of intellectual creativity, and to ...
The functional perspective of political discourse
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(дата обращения: 11.07.2013).
theme, rheme, utterance, speech act, discourse, functional sentence (text) perspective, supra-phrasal unity.
The functioning of utterances conveying the modal meaning of possibility in the texts of television commercials
This article considers the characteristic features of utterances conveying the modal meaning of possibility that forms the field of situational modality in the texts of television commercials. The author makes an attempt to classify speech situations from the perspective of the bearer of the possibility ...