Graphic Realization of Phonetic Expressive Means of Emotivity (Based on the Works of Fiction of Modern French, English and German Authors)

Yulia N. Ebzeeva, Galina N. Lenko, Natalia V. Dubinina


In works of fictions emotional states and emotions can be shown with the help of different expressive means. This article focuses on graphic means of the emotivity expression in the works of fiction of modern French, English and German authors. It covers the following issues: the use of an exclamation mark in motive and emphatic sentences; emotional pauses communicated with the help of a dash or periods of ellipsis; a stylistic function of a full stop; italics as an important method of marking-out; the use of a hyphen; musical imagery (assonance and alliteration) and sound symbolism (onomatopoeia). This work touches upon a variety of emotions that can be communicated with the help of these means, it also analyses the use frequency of these means in the given languages. The conclusion can be drawn that more often the data of the English and German languages was different from the data of the French language, which allowed us to emphasize the influence of a language group on its emotivity expression. It is important to note, that phonetic and graphic means of emotivity do not always express emotions directly, but more often transmit special imagery and picturesqueness, reveal emotive coloration, create the general tone of a work of fiction, which helps the reader to understand better the emotional states of characters.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s2p258

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