Jiang Wei. Interrogative Utterances with the Particle Li (Ne Li) in the Literary Text

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2018.3.18

Jiang Wei

Postgraduate Student, Department of Russian Language and Literature, Far Eastern Federal University

OPS Russkiy-2, 690922 Vladivostok, Russia

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Abstract. This paper aims at analyzing interrogative utterances with the particle li (ne li) in the literary text, the features of which are manifested in syntactic, functional-semantic, pragmatic and stylistic aspects. Functional-semantic types of interrogative utterances are singled out, and syntactic and pragmatic functions of interrogative utterances with the particle li are analyzed. In addition, a comparative analysis of their use in works of different genres (drama, prose) and various authors (M. Bulgakov, M. Gorky) is conducted. Differences between the use of the particle li in drama and prose are insignificant and are manifested in monologic speech in prose works of both authors. In the works by M. Bulgakov, ne-li-questions are often complicated by the particle uzh. In M. Bulgakov's prose, special question-answer constructions are noted. In M. Bulgakov's prose there are also interrogative utterances with the particle li that are addressed to readers in order to catch their attention. M. Gorky's prose is characterized by the syntactic formulation of questions: complex all-union sentences with different types of relations. In the drama and prose by M. Gorky, author's use of punctuation marks is noted. The author's dash in the texts of M. Gorky's works is mainly used in two situations: 1) in such syntactic conditions, where this sign is not regulated; 2) when there is the need of strengthening the position of the punctuation mark.

Key words: particle li, combination ne li, function of questions, primary functions of questions, secondary functions of questions, hybrid functions of questions, literary text, stylistic aspect.

Citation. Jiang Wei. Interrogative Utterances with the Particle Li (Ne Li) in the Literary Text. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2, Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2018, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 174-180. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2018.3.18

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