Axiological Modality in an Artistic Text (based on evaluation of characters in the novel by Barbara Kosmowska Teren prywatny (The Private Territory) Cover Image
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MODALNOŚĆ AKSJOLOGICZNA W TEKŚCIE ARTYSTYCZNYM (na przykładzie wartościowania osób w powieści Barbary Kosmowskiej Teren prywatny)
Axiological Modality in an Artistic Text (based on evaluation of characters in the novel by Barbara Kosmowska Teren prywatny (The Private Territory)

Author(s): Aleksander Kiklewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: modality; modalność; modalnosc; kosmowska; teren prywatny

Summary/Abstract: The article includes an analysis of the category of valuation, which, according to the functional syntactic theory, is viewed as a kind of interpretational semantics, namely as axiological modality. The author presents a classification of valuation types (ethical, practical, social, esthetic, cognitive and hedonistic), he describes areas of axiological semantics realization, its position in a sentence structure and means of manifestation. Based on B. Kosmowska's novel "Teren prywatny", he studies realization of axiological modality in the texts of feminist literature. By comparison of axiological portraits of individual characters in the novel, the author comes to the conclusions that, firstly, differences between positive and negative valuations in the group of female and male characters are quite small, which indicates other valuation factors - social, cultural, emotional. Secondly, ethical and esthetic valuation is predominant, of which the former is mostly (93%) negative, while the latter (66%) - positive.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 14-30
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish