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Парадоксите на експресията в българския и руския език
The Paradoxes of Expression in Bulgarian and Russian Languages

Author(s): Maja Kuzova
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics, Comparative Linguistics, South Slavic Languages, Philology
Published by: Пловдивски университет „Паисий Хилендарски“
Keywords: Paradoxes; expression; expressive syntaxemes/valency; emotion; gradation; axiological categories; evaluation; appraisement tools; enantiosemy; ambivalence; occasionalism; pleonastic expression; pragmatics; linguosynergy; entropy
Summary/Abstract: This book is the first comparative monographic study of the systematic paradoxical expressive events in two Slavic languages (Bulgarian and Russian) with attracted data from English, French and German. The complex analysis of the specific emotional reactions and the peculiar emotional evaluation is based on a completely original model and comprises the directions of statics – nomination – potency – predication – potential – pragmatics – dynamics. The illustrative data is also examined in a linguistic-cultural aspect and in a psychological context: as characteristic testimonies of speech choice, as bizarre sign for social standardization, for ethno-specificity also, which reflects the national stereotypes of structuring thought. Broadly speaking, "chronic" expressive illogical assessment-emotional speaking facts are located in the general theory of linguistic evolution, in the axiomatics of linguosynergy and entropy.The main advantage, the key to the success and effectiveness of ebullient emotives, is their heuristic efficiency. Their place in the potential of conversational speech is so great, because language is the home of spirit. We live nervously and in a race, we are in a hurry and easily excited and our emotions are confused, contradictory, extreme. We often talk the same way. And ... that looks damn normal now.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-619-202-338-6
  • Page Count: 427
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Bulgarian