Belozerova E.Yu. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PRAGMATIC FUNCTION OF PHRASEOLOGICAL UNITS IN A LITERARY TEXT

http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2015.3.12

Ekaterina Yuryevna Belozerova

Postgraduate Student, Department of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Moscow State Regional Institute of Social Studies and Humanities ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Abstract. The article is devoted to the identification and study of the pragmatic functions of phraseological units in modern fiction for teenagers using the example of the literary work A Perfect 10 by Chris Higgins (2013). In the present analysis of idioms the author relies on the fact that a language (as a form of expression) can act as a key to the study and understanding of human communication. The idioms containing indirect characteristics of an emotional state of a person are chosen to be the object of the study. The analysis of the functional and pragmatic properties of English idioms is chosen to be the subject of the study. It was established that the phraseological units in the text of the novel by Chris Higgins are used in order to: show the emotional state; transmit the emotional stress; express the aggression and confidence in victory; express a negative attitude towards the situation; impose a subjective view on the reader; implement a positive, descriptive and pragmatic attitude with initially negative value; implement positive subjective evaluation. The analyzed phraseological units reveal the conditions and goals of situational dialogues, as well as reflect the knowledge, thoughts and ideas about the world in the field of interpersonal relations of teenagers. The main attention is given to the pragmatic aspect of the idiom function for the transmission of emotional and evaluative (positive and negative) values in the process of communication. The targeted effects of phraseological units on the reader are considered as the realization of the pragmatic functions of idioms and are clearly transmitted to the reader.

Key words: phraseological unit, pragmatic function, speech act, communicative task, literature for teenagers.

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