Kormazina O.P. Compressed Recollection As a Constituent of “Talk” As a Hypergenre


Olga Petrovna Kormazina

Postgraduate Student, Department of Russian as a Foreign Language, Far Eastern Federal University ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract. The article is devoted to the speech genre "recollection" that is described as a constituent of the hypergenre "talk"; the last is viewed by the author as a complex genre unity associated with natural communication. It is a tradition in linguistics while describing the recollection to point to its typological features – narrative character, which presupposes long retention of initiative by one speaker and, consequently, the great extension of replicas. The author singles out the "compressed recollection" and defines it as a short ascertaining message about some fact of the past, which might be deployed into a complete narrative. The transcribed records of Primorsky Region inhabitants' live speech in situations of family and companion communication made the material for this research; in particular, talks of 20 informants aged from 11 to 85 were recorded in 2013-2015. The compressed recollection is characterized in three aspects. A semantic aspect indicates to its main proposition types: proposition of event, proposition of object, ascertaining proposition. A communicative-pragmatic aspect uncovers its main functions: illustration of the author's words, appeal to the collocutor's memory, introduction of a new thematic fragment, introduction of a new sub-theme including. A structuralillocutionary aspect focuses on the compressed recollection as initial and reaction replicas in the dialogue. The set of diverse features verifies the notion of compressed recollection as a constituent of the hypergenre "talk".

Key words: hypergenre, speech genre, talk, compressed recollection, narrative.

Citation. Kormazina O.P. Compressed Recollection As a Constituent of “Talk” As a Hypergenre. Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics, 2015, no. 4 (28), pp. 34-40. (in Russian). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2015.4.4


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