• Elena Panchenko
Keywords: attraction, word play, irony, individualization of speech


AbstractBackground. The relevance of the theme is determined by the fact that really high qualityworks of any style and genre are always attractive, which is why they deserve the attention of thereader. This attraction is achieved to a great extent due to the use of certain linguistic and speechmeans: lexical, syntactic, stylistic, etc. We consider that it is possible to speak about universal andindividual means of creating attraction or their peculiar combination in the creativity of aparticular author. The problem of attraction has been studied by such researchers as O. Gryva,V. Grigoriev, I. Kryvko, M. Makovsky, E. Naugolnykh, Y. Poltavets, T. Filchuk, I. Frinberg andothers, who considered the attraction between word elements, between words, between parts of asentence, or as an element of the technique of a particular author. But the linguistic attraction ofCharles Dickens’s work has not yet been the subject of special study. The purpose is to identify lexical and stylistic means of attaining attraction that are typicalof Charles Dickens’ novels. In order to achieve this, we consider it appropriate to solve thefollowing tasks: to define the concept of attraction of a work of art; to accumulate factual materialselected from the novels of C. Dickens; to classify the found ways of reaching the attraction. Methods. The purpose and objectives of the work have led to the use of a comprehensivemethodology involving the use of general scientific methods, within which procedures aimed atsolving specific research problems, in particular the continuous sampling method, are used – toisolate fragments of texts that can be perceived as attractive; classification method – forsystematization of lingual means of attraction creation; functional analysis – to identify the role ofthese attractive fragments; quantitative method – to determine the frequency of these or thoseattractive means. Results. We define linguistic attraction as the focus of a work on its reader (listener), whichdetermines the reader’s interest in the text, according to it the individual increases (or in itsabsence) interest in a particular work of art. According to our observations, the most typical meansof creating the linguistic attraction of Charles Dickens’s works, which make his works easilyrecognizable, are the following: 1) irony as the most common stylistic tool; 2) a diverse word playthat encompasses sound levels, morphemes, words, bright flashes of foreign or altered units, etc;3) individualization of the character’s speech at the level of vocabulary, grammar, creation ofspecific lexical-syntactic units. Discussion. As time has proven, Charles Dickens’s works have been and remain attractiveto any reader. The analysis of the linguistic means of achieving this attraction indicates that theycan be classified as follows: irony as the most common stylistic technique inherent in Dickens’swork; a variety of words at the sound level (including rhyme), morphemes, words, phrases;individualization of the character’s speech, which is accomplished through certain words orsyntactic constructions. We see the prospects for further research in the analysis of theconservation or loss of the mentioned means of attraction during translation.


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Panchenko, E. (2020). LINGUISTIC ATTRACTION OF CHRLES DICKENS’ BOOKS. Journal “Ukrainian sense”, (1).