DESCRIPTION OF A HUMAN BEING AT THE UNSTABLE TIME (ON THE SYNERGY ATTEMPT TO LANGUAGE)

Natalia Pushkareva

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Time of historical changes in a country is being reflected in the language and provides great influence on the methods of world description. Loosing of traditional connections in the society is being continued in the growing instability and indefiniteness in the language. The expression of indefiniteness used to describe the picture of the world at the time of changes is analysed here. Ways applied to describe a person provide a bright example of mentioned language situation. The same methods appear at totally different fields of language activity such as literal language and spoken language of certain marginal social groups. Descriptions of human beings like objects and of objects like creatures in prose and criminal argot are studied like examples in this article. Destruction of descriptive tradition creates new ways to show impressions of unstable world and activates the potential of language units. Writers with great sense of language sometimes are able to foreseen the future tendencies appearing in such epoch of instability. Analysis of these cases from the synergy position helps to enlarge the knowledge of language process and to trace the link between linguistic and natural process.


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indefiniteness, description of a person, human being, lifeless object, picture of the world, synergy attempt

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1344/AFLM2016.6.2

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