The Book Stylistics by Galperin. Uploaded by Alexei Galaktionov. Copyright: Attribution Non-Commercial (BY-NC). Download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online. English Stylistics has 38 ratings and 2 reviews. The textbook discusses the general problem of style, gives a stylistic classification of English vocabul. About I.R. Galperin: Ilya Romanovich Galperin ( – ) was a notable linguist, professor of the Moscow State Linguistic University.. I.R. Galperin.

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Makayev Here are some other definitions. Those types of literature which began life purely as speech, were passed on by word of mouth, subsequently perpetuated in writing, are left to the care of specialists in folklore.

English Stylistics by I.R. Galperin

Any syntactical pattern of the written variety will always show the interrelation between the parts of the utterance, so there is nothing to hinder the reader in grasping the whole. However, it is well known that the search for an adequate expression often glaperin an enormous amount of time and mental effort. But somehow lately the notion of expressiveness has been confused with another notion, viz.

It follows then that the stylicist cannot neglect gslperin interrelation when analysing the individual style of an author. This period cannot yet be characterized by any degree of uniformity in the language.

The same can be observed in the sentence: This can be explained by the fact that semantic changes and particularly syntactical ones are rather slow in process and they reject any sudden imposition of innovations on the code already in action. It can be recognized by the specific and peculiar combination of language media and stylistic devices which in their interaction present a certain system.

When you can do it easily, that is genius. Being born in speech they have gradually become recognized as certain patterned structures: Great places for wild life, these wooded chines; so steep you can’t disturb them—pigeons, jays, woodpeckers, rabbits, foxes, hares, pheasants— every mortal thing.

The interaction of the lively everyday speech and the unstable rules of English grammar led to a peculiar enrichment of the stylistisc language. Such fluctuations not infrequently result in considerable changes.


May Sandoval rated it did not like it Oct 11, In this connection the following passage from “Investigating English Style” by D.

In order to compel the language to serve his purpose, the writer draws on its potential resources in a way different from what we see in ordinary speech.

There are practically unlimited possibilities of presenting any language fact in what is vaguely called its stylistic use. If we succeed in isolating and examining the choices which the writer prefers, we can define what are the particulars that make up his style and make it recognizable. Sometimes these ‘insignificant’ elements of the language scattered in the text are the bearers of the author’s idiosyncratic bias.

But still all these various definitions leave impression that by and large they all have something in common. The most frequent definition of style is one expressed by Seymour Chatman: One of the most popular works of the time was Thomas Wilson’s “Arte of Rhetorique” published in Here is an example showing the difference.

There is a constant process of gradual change taking place in the forms of language and their meaning at any given period in the development of the language. According to the observations of many a literary critic, the style of modern literary works is much more emotionally excited, ‘disheveled’, incoherent than that of Dickens, Thackeray, Galsworthy.

Altynai rated it it was ok Dec 07, Almost the same point of view is held both by A.

English Stylistics

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Two names may be called to mind as representing the two tendencies: Well-formedness may be represented in a great number of concrete sentences allowing a considerable range of acceptability. According to Swift, the “vulgar slanginess” came from a certain school of young men from the universities, “terribly possessed with fear of pedantry”, who from his description wished to be what we should call ‘up to date'”.

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As far back as in Leonard Cox published a textbook entitled “The Arte or Crafte of Stylisticcs which styliwtics followed by a series of works of this kind. The term is also used to denote the way the plot is dealt with, the arrangement of the parts of literary composition to form the whole, the place and the role of the author in describing and depicting events.


It is in view of the ever-growing significance of the exploration of language potentialities that so much attention is paid in lingvo-stylistics to the analysis of expressive means EMs and stylistic devices SDsto their nature and functions, to their classification and to possible interpretations of additional meanings they may carry in a message as well as their aesthetic value. The varying aims of the communication have caused the literary language to fall into a number of self-sufficient systems functional styles of language.

Gvozdev states that “Stylistics has a practical value, teaching students to master the language, working out a conscious approach to language”2 and Lucas declares that the aims of a course in style are: The last of the definitions elaborates the idea of the norm as something stripped of its stylistic qualities.

They do not evoke any intellectual representation of feeling but merely serve the purpose of verbal actualization of the utterance.

Galperin I. A. Stylistics

But the adaptations of these canons will always be peculiar and therefore distinguishable. Syntactical Expressive Means and Stylistic Devices. Sfq rated it it was amazing Dec 28, In 4 the emphasis is materialized by the repetition of the word ‘very’ which is in itself a word used to intensify the utterance. The two objectives of stylistics are clearly discernible as two separate fields of investigation.

It follows then that the individual style of a writer is marked by its uniqueness. Stankievicz sees a kind of code-switching when SDs are gaalperin. These features are conditioned by the general 1 In linguistics there are two terms now generally recognized and widely used — Plan of expression and plan of content literary canons of the period and cannot therefore be neglected.

In section 2 of this Introduction p.

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