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РУССКИЕ СИНЕСТЕМИЧЕСКИЕ ГЛАГОЛЫ ГОВОРЕНИЯ
RUSSIAN SYNESTHEMIC VERBS DENOTING THE PROCESS OF TALKING

Author(s): Alla Likhachiova
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Vilniaus Universiteto Leidykla
Keywords: глаголы говорения 1; ассоциативные значения 2; метакоммуникативная функция 3; синестемия 4;

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the analysis of lexicographical representation of verbs denoting the process of talking, related to both the core of Russian language consciousness and overstepping the limits of literary use. Some aspects of the expression of their additional senses are revealed. These senses accompany the main meaning of speech verbs: the action of enunciation, which is produced by an individual and which has a communicative orientation. Associative meanings determine secondary metacommunicative functions of speech verbs and are actualized in parallel with the first-hand communicative action, named by the speech verb. A part of Russian speech verbs and verbal idioms with additional senses have sound figurative qualities, another part is arranged by verbs denoting a process of talking on the analogy of non–speech actions. Development of their figurative meaning is the result of interplay of sensory and emotional spheres, or synesthemy. The aim of the paper is to describe the foundations for selection of a special group of Russian synesthemic speech verbs.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 13 (18)
  • Page Range: 222-230
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Russian