Word Order as a Grammatical/Stylistic Category in the Language of Nikola Lopičić Cover Image

Red riječi kao gramatičko-stilistička kategorija u jeziku Nikole Lopičića
Word Order as a Grammatical/Stylistic Category in the Language of Nikola Lopičić

Author(s): Danijela Radojević
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Bosansko filološko društvo
Keywords: red riječi; Nikola Lopičić; inverzija; postpozicija; antepozicija; sintaksostilem; tekstostilistika; stilogenost

Summary/Abstract: This paper analyzes the characteristic features of word order in the language of Montenegrin writer Nikola Lopičić, who is representative of social literature. This paper aims to demonstrate that word order, apart from being a syntactic category, has a distinctive stylistic mark. In addition to the traditional system – where any deviation from the usual word order is considered as inversion – the author observes this phenomenon from the position of text stylistics. Particular emphasis is given to grammatical deviants and stylistically relevant phenomena (such as postposition of congruent attributes and anteposition of predicates), as examples of figurative inversion. Special attention is also paid to the final position of verbal units: the emphasized position of the object placed before the verb it complements, and the unusual order of verbal forms and enclitic pronouns in the sentence structure. The linguistic analysis in this paper supports the finding that characteristics related to word order have significant stylistic color, and that special attention to the poetic function of inversion in expression is justified.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 47-57
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Serbian