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Had supper and went to bed. This definition indirectly deals with the idiosyncrasies peculiar to a given writer. Eighteenth-century concepts in the fields of philosophy and natural sciences had considerable influence on contemporary theoretical linguistic thought.

All these factors are, however, undoubtedly interwoven with individual style. We clearly perceive the following substyles stylistocs the five FSs given above.

Here is what V. No doubt there are utterances which contain all kinds of unmotivated stylistic means.

Daria rated it really liked it Jan 05, There is a long list of books in which the problem is discussed from logical, psychological, philosophical, aesthetic, pragmatic and purely linguistic points of view. The actual situation of the communication has evolved two varieties of language—the spoken and the written. The idiolect should be distinguished from what we call individual style, inasmuch as the word ‘style’ presupposes a deliberate choice.

To a very considerable degree this is true. All of them4 point to some integral significance, namely, that style is a set of characteristics by which we distinguish one author from another or members of one subclass from members of other subclasses, all of which gxlperin members-of the same general class. It must be noted here that due to the generally emotional character of colloquial language, all kinds of set expressions are natural in every-day speech.



Like gallerin and like the Russian language, it is an inflected language. Another feature of 19th century literary English to be noted is a more or less firmly established differentiation of styles, though this process was not fully appreciated by the scholars of the period.

In this connection A. These features are conditioned by the general 1 Stylisgics 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. Open Preview See a Problem? It follows then that the term ‘style’, being ambiguous, needs a restricting adjective to denote what particular aspect of style we intend to deal with.

Galperin I. A. Stylistics

Free Verse and Accented Verse Syntactical and morphological changes are not so apparent as lexical and phonetic ones and therefore are less exposed to the criticism of the purists. These morphological and phonetic peculiarities are sometimes regarded as violations of grammar rules caused by a certain carelessness which accompanies the quick tempo of colloquial speech or an excited state of mind.

There is a certain amount of emotional charge in it and this, as is generally the case, obscures to some extent the precision which a definition must have. This tendency became particularly strong in what is called descriptive linguistics.


At the same time, a free handling of the norms may be regarded as a permissible application of the flexibility of the norm.

The set expression is a time-honoured device to enliven speech, but this device, it must be repeated, is more sparingly used in written texts. There were some scholars who protested against arbitrarily imposing laws and restrictions sttylistics the language.

To some extent they give a touch of completeness to the sentence if used at the end of it or, if used in the middle, help the speaker to fill the gap when unable to find the proper word. First they were perceived as contextual, probably accompanied by suggestive intonation and gestures, and then, in the course of time, through frequency of repetition, the new meanings were absorbed into styllistics semantic structure of the word.

Various types of selection can be found: A number of events in the development of stylistics must be mentioned here as landmarks. The last of the definitions elaborates the idea of the norm as something stripped of its stylistic qualities.

It is rather a reluctant concession than a free and deliberate selection. Being born in speech they have gradually become recognized as certain patternized structures: