Ovechkina Е.А. The Texts of Regional Orthodox Mass Media: Linguostylistic Aspect

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2018.1.4

Elena A. Ovechkina

Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Senior Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Media Communications, Volgograd State University

Prosp. Universitetsky, 100, 400062 Volgograd, Russia

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Abstract. The paper deals with lexical, morphological and stylistic features of the texts of Orthodox print publications of the Volgograd diocese. It is revealed that along with the neutral book lexicon, the stylistically marked lexemes of the thematic group "Orthodox sacred and liturgical lexicon" are used in the texts. They are divided into four subgroups of words: 1) words denoting the basic notions of religion and theological terms; 2) words related to ritual and naming of the elements of worship; 3) words denoting the names of the Church hierarchy; 4) words denoting the names of the God and the Holy Virgin. The Orthodox sacred and liturgical vocabulary is represented by nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs. Church Slavonic words are used to create a solemn tone and to effect the reader. The morphological structure of the texts of Orthodox publications is predominantly nominal. The specificity of the studied texts is manifested in the use of present tense verbs of theological generalization, as well as imperative verbs. The syntactic peculiarity consists in the use of interrogative constructions, question-and-answer unities, positional-lexical repetitions, homogeneous elements of the sentence, inversions. The wide use of stylistic figures (anadiplosis, antithesis, gradation) in the texts is conditioned by the urge to focus attention on semantically meaningful fragments, as well as to enhance an expressive effect.

Key words: regional Orthodox edition, sacred and liturgical vocabulary, repetition, inversion, stylistic figure, mass media, stylistics.

Citation. Ovechkina Е.А. The Texts of Regional Orthodox Mass Media: Linguostylistic Aspect. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2, Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2018, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 37-43. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2018.1.4

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