Analysis of the Statement as a Tool in the Study of the Functional Standards of Style

Vladimir Anatolyevich Burtsev


The article describes the style properties of complex sentences of conditions and causes. These syntactic forms are recognized as style-creating for all book written styles of modern Russian literary language. This paper, however, proves that they also constitute a special stylistic layer of church and religious identity. Style properties of conditional and causal sentences are set not by stylistic, but discursive way—building on the analysis of the act of utterance and denotative situations that underlie the use of sentences in religious and non-religious texts. Distinctive features were described in the statement of the act of saying this sentence in accordance with the act of statements of another sentence of the same type of syntax in different denotative situations. This approach to the stylistic characteristics of linguistic phenomena claim to their full semantic definitions as the basis of the symptoms denotative situation, it is always to answer the question of what information expressed by the statement: conventional or subjectivized information. It is enough for the type of sermon texts in which we have to deal not only with the style, but also with the discourse. The discourse of preaching demonstrates causal and conditional complex sentences becoming distinctive due to specific denotative situation functional and stylistic values, which play an essential role in the creation of syntactic tier of church and religious identity. This study shows that the statements, built on the basis of conditional and causal sentences in religious and scientific language, have a different nature: designatum of the first is a fact, and designatum of the second is an event. Typical identity of these sentences has no place in situations of their use in the scientific and religious styles. In general, the studied syntactic means are highly and stylistically, and discursive significance for Orthodox sermon.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s4p340

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