Maslova A.V. Connectors With Derivative Comparative Prepositions in the Works of the Russian Literature of the 19th-20th Centuries

http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2016.1.13 

Antonina Valeryevna Maslova

Postgraduate Student, Department of General Linguistics and Stylistics, Voronezh State University ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Abstract. In the article on the material of art works by Russian writers of XIX–XX centuries the author studies the use of connectors multi-word combinations, which are composed of prepositional-case phrases with derivative comparative prepositions that connect the parts of complex sentences. Monitoring the functioning of derivative prepositions allows us to assert that in recent years the derivatives prepositions often lose their direct lexical meaning. Becoming the syntactic words, they can form connectors. The article aims to show that the connectors which have appeared in the business, scientific-technical, newspaper and journalistic style, gradually penetrate into fiction texts. The article presents fragments of literary texts that illustrate the gradual formation of the connectors in the art style of language during the 19th-20th centuries. It is noted here that in the XX century, the use of connectors with prepositional-case phrases with derivatives comparative prepositions becomes more frequency than in previous periods. The authors emphasize that the increase in their number, likely leads to expansion of the contexts in which they can be used. The author concluded on the basis of this analysis that the connectors remain poorly understood while they are relevant syntactic means in the modern Russian language.

Key words: comparative derivative preposition, connector, dynamics, connectors stylistic functions, Russian literature, connectors semantics development.

Citation. Maslova A.V. Connectors With Derivative Comparative Prepositions in the Works of the Russian Literature of the 19th-20th Centuries. Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics, 2016, no. 1 (30), pp. 103-106. (in Russian). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2016.1.13

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