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Subjective structure of academic texts

Author(s): Tatiana Kananowicz
Subject(s): Morphology, Syntax, Lexis, Eastern Slavic Languages
Published by: Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: textual category; impersonality; means of impersonalization; subject degradation; subject removal;

Summary/Abstract: In the paper I make an attempt to determine the subjective structure of scientific texts based on research of the textual category of impersonality. The category of impersonality is understood here as such a choice of means from different levels of the linguistic system (morphological, lexical, syntactical, textual) which allows to degrade or remove the semantic subject from the sentence/text to achieve the highest possible level of objectivity of the academic narration. My assumption is that 1) the subjective field of an academic text can differ from subjective fields of other text types, 2) subjective organization of academic texts is determined by hiding the semantic subject, which allows to distinguish the textual category of impersonality, 3) subjective structure of academic texts is culturally determined. Using the tool of sentence model I present the multilevel subjective organization of Russian academic texts and a list of means which contribute to the impersonality therein. The list of means includes modal and infinitive modifications, passivization, authorization, causation and different types of nominalization.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 53
  • Page Range: 115-132
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Russian