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Semantic-Stylistic Tools in English

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The leading function of language as a sign system is the expression and perception of objective and subjective meanings. Units of all language levels, including the proposal, participate in its implementation. The semantic-syntactic structure of a sentence correlates with the volume of its objective meanings, the carriers of which are adverbial intensives and arguments dependent on them. This article generally considers the existing grammatical means that are used in texts to achieve the expressiveness of the latter. This issue is relevant, since today more and more attention of linguists is paid to the study of compressed texts and various means of their creation, and there is also a need for further study of this problem. To date, much attention of linguists is devoted to the issue of expressiveness and the means of its creation in texts. According to T. Vinokur, expressiveness is associated with stylistic meanings corresponding to a certain type of expressive semantics, which complicates the lexical or grammatical phenomenon of the language. The study of grammatical means of creating expression in a compressed text was carried out by N.G. Kalashnik and N.A. Getman, who proposed to consider text compression in terms of three compression levels. The purpose of this article is to identify grammatical compression tools that contribute to expressiveness, and to study the process of functioning of these tools on the material of English texts.


adverbial intensives
semantic and functional characteristics
word formation
stylistic means


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  • Submitted
    13 July 2022
  • Revised
    13 July 2022
  • Published
    13 July 2022