Discourse (Logical) Connectors of Antonymy in Russian and Romanian Cover Image

Despre conectorii (logico-) discursivi ai contextului antonimic din limbile rusă și română
Discourse (Logical) Connectors of Antonymy in Russian and Romanian

Author(s): Daniela Gheltofan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii de Vest din Timişoara
Keywords: discourse antonymy; antonymic context; functional categories of antonymy; discourse (logical) connectors of the antonymic context

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to identify the discourse (logical) connectors of antonymy in Russian and Romanian. We claim that antonymic phrase and antonymic context compete for discourse structure and continuity to create textual-discourse meaning as a main component of actual discourse space or even as a communication “means”. Therefore, we agree that, at functional-contextual level, we can speak of discourse or functional antonymy to which are subordinated stylistic antonymy, phraseological antonymy, paremiological antonymy, aphoristic antonymy, terminological antonymy, scientific antonymy, etc. The contextual-discourse side of antonymy contributes to the shaping of the pragmatic-antonymic phenomenon, to the emphasis of the antonymic impact on communication and discourse, and to the emphasis of the syntactic-combinatory potential of canonical and noncanonical antonyms.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 53
  • Page Range: 79-84
  • Page Count: 6