FUNCTION, SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF EVALUATIVE ADJECTIVES IN FICTIONAL DISCOURSE

Iryna Nikitochkina

Abstract


We constantly assess other people, objects, phenomena, and events around us. The process of evaluation is based on a set of values pertaining to an individual and on certain norms and traditions of the society. The use of certain language means expressing people’s attitudes may shed light on such complex cognitive process. Evaluative adjectives are frequently used and form an integral part of the world view in conceptual and language aspects.
The present paper provides the results of syntactic, semantic, functional and pragmatic peculiarities of evaluative adjectives in fiction.

Keywords


adjectival phrase; boosters; evaluation; evaluative adjectives; fictional discourse; functional semantics; hedges; value

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21303/2504-5571.2017.00492



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