The microfields of emotivity: language projections in Russian artistic texts


The article deals with an actual issue of modern Russian philology - linguistic means representing the functional-semantic field of emotivity in Russian artistic texts. It identifies the specific verbalization of the fields of emotivity, as well as their interactions in the semantic structure of an artistic text. The zones of emotivity actualize emotive-evaluative meanings of a text - complex mental and sensual units in “author-interpreter” dialogical relationships. The principle of reversed perspective of feelings in an artistic text creates emotional empathy that broadens the personality of the interpreter. Emotional expectations of the interpreter are pre-determined by the development of the situation scenario which is considered normative from the point of view of collective linguistic consciousness. When the norm is abused, it produces the “effect of frustrated expectations” that forms the interpreter’s emotions. The novelty of the research lies in the fact that the emotive-evaluative meanings of Russian artistic text are analyzed in their integrity. The complex approach includes determining the representative and reactive qualities of the emotive units of the Russian language that create specific microfields in the structure of the functional-semantic field of emotivity. The emotional sphere is a part of the system of values in the mental world of a Russian language speaker, that is why there exists a variety of means used to express emotional-evaluative meanings, both emotional-affective and emotional-rational ones. Interaction of functional-semantic fields of personality, emotivity, evaluativeness, intensity helps determine the emotive dominant idea of a certain artistic text, find out how the means of expressing emotive-evaluative meanings correlate with the character of authorization of an artisitc text. The research of emotive fragments in the texts of Russian writers of the XIX-XXI centuries singled out typical components of the microfields of emotivity which are specific for the texts with different forms of narration.

About the authors

Svetlana Vladimirovna Korostova

Southern Federal University

Author for correspondence.

PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Russian Language of the Southern Federal University

105/42 Bolshaya Sadovaya St., Rostov-on-Don, 344006, Russian Federation


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