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Metatekst jako wyznacznik stylu i stylistyczna strategia
Meta-Text as a Style Determinant and Stylistic Strategy

Author(s): Bożena Witosz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: Kowal Kruk; Andrzej Stasiuk; metateskt; metakomunikacja;

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article, referring to traditions of theoretical-textual research, offers a description of stylistic functions of meta-textual phrases in a short story written by Andrzej Stasiuk, a contemporary Polish writer. She indicates ambiguity of theoretical descriptions of the meta-text, of exterior reasons (theoretical-methodological) and resulting from a vague character of the analyzed category. The aim of the research is to draw attention to various ways of locating meta-textual phrases in the structure of an utterance, a different way of their textual actualization and various functionalization of the determinant of the category (especially considering stylistic and pragmatic functions). The author claims that meta-text, except coherence function, serves persuasive function. It can be revealed by observations directed to discovering meta-text which is invisible on the surface of formal structure, which may be recreated in the form of interpreting hypotheses in the process of reading.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 07
  • Page Range: 19-30
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish