Рекурренция как способ семантической организации немецкой диалогической речи
The article is a part of the extensive research aimed at the in-depth study of intensifying adjectives. The paper considers the categories of intensity, expressiveness and evaluation. The present research is based on the material collected from the 20th-century British and American novels. Continuous sampling method is employed. The paper presents an attempt to describe and analyze syntactic means of adjective intensification. Particular attention is paid to subordinate clauses, inversion, exclamatory sentences, and repetition. Alongside with syntactic constructions the article reveals the significance of syntactic function and its influence on the meaning of adjectives. The analysis conducted shows that non-gradable adjectives when intensified can become gradable.
In this article we present the results of research into discourse features characterising a lexico-semantic group of synonyms denoting a human being: human being, person, individual, personality and man. The main tool for analysis was language corpora, which made it possible not only to determine more precisely the functional styles the lexemes tend to be used in, but also to describe thematic characteristics of the texts in which the analysed lexical units show the highest frequency of use