THE ASPECT OF EPITHET AND SUBSTANTIVE COMPATIBILITY (BASED ON M. TSVETAEVA’S WORKS) Cover Image

ЭПИТЕТ В АСПЕКТЕ СОЧЕТАЕМОСТИ С СУБСТАНТИВОМ (НА МАТЕРИАЛЕ ТВОРЧЕСТВА М. ЦВЕТАЕВОЙ)
THE ASPECT OF EPITHET AND SUBSTANTIVE COMPATIBILITY (BASED ON M. TSVETAEVA’S WORKS)

Author(s): S. A. Gubanov
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Essay|Book Review |Scientific Life
Published by: Петрозаводский государственный университет
Keywords: эпитет, Цветаева, эпифраза, метафора, метонимия, антропоцентризм

Summary/Abstract: The basic models of the epithet and substantive compatibility within the frames of the epithet complex (adjective + substantive – determined word) used in the works of M. Tsvetaeva are characterized. The anthropocentrism of both components of the epiphrase is highlighted; the main types of metaphoric and metonymic directions in the epithet constructions are determined; uniqueness of the poet’s logic when dealing with epithets’ selection is emphasized; the trends of poetic language search are accentuated. On the basis of semantic criteria a special classification typology of the adjective and substantive groups is presented. The research results are based on the use of both semantic and statistical methods of linguistic analysis, as well as on the author’s interpretation of linguistic facts inherent to M. Tsvetaeva’s style. As it was shown in the analysis, uniqueness of M. Tsvetaeva’s language is characterized by the wide employment of epithets, by the description of the world realities from the standpoint of a person, of an emotional person.