Conceptual Types of Iconicity of Poetic Text

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Linguistic Studies
Volume 40(2), 2020, pp. 
15-25

Conceptual Types of Iconicity of Poetic Text

Bezuhla Liliia

Article first published online: December 01, 2020 


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 Author Information: 

Bezuhla Liliia, Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor of Department of German Philology and Translation at Vasyl’ Karazin Kharkiv National University. Correspondence: liliia.bezugla@karazin.ua

Citation: 

Bezuhla, L. Conceptual Types of Iconicity of Poetic Text [Text] // Linhvistychni Studiyi / Linguistic Studies : collection of scientific papers / Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University; Ed. by Anatoliy Zahnitko. Vinnytsia : Vasyl' Stus DonNU, 2020. Vol. 40(2). Pp. 15-25. ISBN 966-7277-88-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31558/1815-3070.2020.40.2.2

Publication History:

Volume first published online: December 01, 2020
Article received: July 01, 2020, accepted: August 01, 2020 and first published online: December 01, 2020

Annotation.

Проаналізовано англійсько-, українсько- і російськомовні поетичні тексти, які мають властивості образної та схемної іконічності на всіх рівнях мовної системи як у глобальному, так і в локальному і локалізованому вияві, на предмет когнітивних характеристик. Роз-глянуто символьно-іконічний семіозис – процес взаємодії символьного й іконічного смислотворення мовними знаками, які в такому разі становлять симбіоз символів та ікон. За критерієм означуваного смислу, який підлягає уподібненню, виокремлено чотири концептуальні типи іконічності поетичного тексту – номінальну, ознакову, подієву і гештальтну іконічність.

Keywords: concept, iconicity, poetic text, semiosis, typology, mimicry.



Abstract.

CONCEPTUAL TYPES OF ICONICITY IN POETIC TEXT

Liliia Bezugla

Department of German Philology and Translation, Vasyl’ Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Abstract

Background: The iconicity of poetic text has challenged modern linguistic studies, raising the question of how the iconic function of the poetic text is realized through language means in terms of cognitive poetics.

Purpose: The purpose of the analysis is to determine types of iconicity in poetic text by the criterion of the signified meaning which the language sign mimics.

Results: The conceptual classification of iconicity rests on concept division into nominal, characteristic, event and gestalt ones. Consequently, there is nominal, characteristic, action and gestalt iconicity of poetic text. The relations between symbolic and iconic meaning creation are symbolic iconic semiosis, i. e. the meaning is created through the language sign that in this case presents a symbiosis of symbol and icon. Iconic semiosis goes together with symbolic semiosis, iconically depicting the object, which is denoted verbally (explicitly or implicitly).

Discussion: Through the means of different language levels, symbolic iconic semiosis helps to distinguish four conceptual types of iconicity in poetic text by the criterion of the signified meaning. Each type is created in the global, local and localized dimension of the text. Future research suggests a deeper analysis of iconicity types of the poetic text with the aim to determine their structural, linguistic cognitive and discursive characteristics.

Keywords: concept, iconicity, poetic text, semiosis, typology, mimicry.

Vitae. Liliia Bezugla is Doctor of Philology, Professor, Professor of Department of German Philology and Translation at Vasyl’ Karazin Kharkiv National University. Her areas of research interests include linguistic pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, historical linguistics, linguistic poetics, and discourse studies.

Correspondence: liliia.bezugla@karazin.ua


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