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Emotive Signs In Language And Semantic Functioning Of Derived Nouns In Russian (Linguistic And Literary Theory Studies In Eastern Europe, Vol 24) Bronislava Volek

Emotive Signs In Language And Semantic Functioning Of Derived Nouns In Russian (Linguistic And Literary Theory Studies In Eastern Europe, Vol 24)

Bronislava Volek

Published January 1st 1987
ISBN : 9789027215291
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This monograph is intended as a contribution to the integral description of language and verbal communication. Chapter I and Chapters VII and VIII are concerned with general problems of emotivity and expressivity in language as such and on allMoreThis monograph is intended as a contribution to the integral description of language and verbal communication. Chapter I and Chapters VII and VIII are concerned with general problems of emotivity and expressivity in language as such and on all linguistic levels. These chapters describe emotivity from a new semiotic perspective and suggest a typology of emotive signs and meanings. Chapter II discusses general methodology of investigating and measuring emotive meaning in the area of word-formation (with examples from Russian). Chapters III, IV and V treat Russian diminutives fromgeneral-structural, lexical-contextual and pragmatic perspectives, while Chapter VI presents a comparison of the semantic structures of the various types of emotive noun derivatives which exist in Russian. The book thus begins with a general treatment on emotivity, goes on to consider the specific case of emotive noun-formation, giving special attention to the Russian diminutives, and then returns, by way of a comparison of the semantic structures of various types of emotive nouns, to more general problems of emotivity in language and to semiotic typology.