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Most linguists distinguish ordinary also: However, observations of the ways language means are employed by different writers, provided no claim is made to defining the individual style as stylistcis whole, may greatly contribute to the investigation of the ontological nature of these means by throwing light on their potentialities and ways of functioning.

Order and regularity were the qualities they esteemed.

Stilistik der Deutschen Sprache. The notion of style as embellishment presupposes the use of bare language forms deprived of any stylistic devices, of any expressive means deliberately employed. Many of the clergy found that the literary English did not have much more meaning to the people than church Latin had had, so they modified it, bringing it.

Other schemes may possibly be elaborated and highlighted by different approaches to the problem of functional styles.

English Stylistics by I.R. Galperin

Quantitative and Qualitative,v. This uniquenessof the individual style galpperin an author is not easy to stylisticz. This idea is brilliantly expressed by V. This relatively new science, stylistics, will be profitable to those who have a sound linguistic background.


In everyday speech one can often hear such phrases as: The orientation towards classical models, strong enough in 16th century English, assumed a new function, that of refining, polishing and improving the literary language. The idiolect should be distinguished from what we call individual style, inasmuch as the word ‘style’ presupposes a deliberate choice.

English Stylistics

When materialized in language forms they become practical realizations of abstract schemes and signify the variants of the corresponding invariants of the models. To a very considerable degree this is true.

These were Jonathan Swift and Samuel Johnson. Just as the interrelation between lexicology and lexicography is accepted to be that of theory and practice, so theoretical and practical stylistics should be regarded as galperni interdependent branches of linguistic science.

Galperin I. A. Stylistics

The division of the language into literary and stylistcis only means that there are, as it were, a rough unpolished tongue and one wrought by men-of-letters. In this connection it is worth referring to Flaubert’s notion on style. As has already been mentioned, functional styles are the product of the development of the written variety of language.

Belinsky also distinguished two aspects of style, making a hard and fast distinction between the technical and the creative power of any utterance. This conception is aptly illustrated theoretically in the Theory of Deviance mentioned above p. He becomes aware of the form in which the utterance is cast and as the result of this process a twofold use of the language medium—ordinary and stylistic— becomes apparent to him.

See also the bibliography on p. Problems of Emotive Language. The human voice can indicate subtle nuances of meaning that no other means can attain.


Galperin I. A. Stylistics

Devices SD 25 3. To some extent they give a touch of completeness to the sentence if used at the end of it or, galpeirn used in the middle, help the speaker to fill the gap when unable to find the proper word.

Thus “footsteps on stulistics sand of war” E. But it goes without saying that each author’s style should be analysed separately, which is naturally impossible in a book on general stylistics. Literary English is indifferent to territorial usage.

Sgylistics in that case is regarded as a language science which deals with the results of the act of communication. Thus, for instance, it is suggested that the Middle Class Puritan ideals have gradually brought about a greater reticence of expression and a more temperate use of expletives, and also a greater simplicity of manners, from which many of the airs and graces of the older order were eliminated.

Johnson’s time the freshness of the idiomatic style has been too frequently abandoned for the lifeless mechanism of a style purely bookish and mechanical. They are called expressive means, stylistic means, stylistic markers, stylistic devices, tropes, figures of speech and other names. Here we shall only point out the most essential sides of the problem, viz. Eighteenth-century concepts in the fields of philosophy and natural sciences had considerable influence on contemporary theoretical linguistic thought.