Vocative Case as a Language Indicator of Polite Addressability

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Linguistic Studies
Volume 40(2), 2020, pp. 
25-33

Functional Categorical Number of Nouns: Typology and Parameters

Bolotnikova Аlla, Hunchenko Yuliia

Article first published online: December 01, 2020 


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 Author Information: 

Bolotnikova Аlla, Candidate of Philology, Head of Department of General Linguistics and Foreign Languages at National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”. Correspondence: a.p.bolotnikova@gmail.com

Hunchenko Yuliia, Senior Lecturer of Department of General Linguistics and Foreign Languages at National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”. Correspondence: yuliyagunchenko@gmail.com

Citation: 
Bolotnikova, А, Hunchenko, Yu. Functional Categorical Number of Nouns : Typology and Parameters [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. 25-33. ISBN 966-7277-88-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31558/1815-3070.2020.40.2.3

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.

У статті розглянуто комунікативно-прагматичні особливості вживання кличного від-мінка як мовного індикатора вираження категорії ввічливості в українській мові. Доведено, що кличний відмінок виражає значення привернення й підтримання уваги. Обґрунтовано вживання кличного відмінка, зумовленого реалізацією стратегій позитивної й негативної ввічливості та комунікативно-прагматичними пресупозиціями. Окреслено, що кличний відмі-нок є особливим засобом репрезентації адресата: демонстрування поваги та респекту, а та¬кож солідарності, паритетності, доброзичливості, щирості, емоційності та інтимності.

Keywords: vocative, politeness category, presupposition, honorary addressives, particular addressives.



Abstract.

VOCATIVE AS A LANGUAGE INDICATOR OF POLITE ADRESSIVENESS

Alla Bolotnikova

Department of General Linguistics and Foreign Languages, National University Yuri Kond­ratyuk Poltava Polytechnic, Poltava, Ukraine.

Yuliia Hunchenko

Department of General Linguistics and Foreign Languages, National University Yuri Kond­ratyuk Poltava Polytechnic, Poltava, Ukraine.

Abstract

Background: Language indicators represent various patterns of speech acts, including vocative. Analysis of the substantive indication of targeting, expressed by vocative is a promising topic for research.

Purpose: The purpose of the article is to analyze the specifics of vocative use as an indicator of polite addressability expression.

Results: The article considers the communicative and pragmatic features of the use vocative as a linguistic indicator of the expression of the politeness category in the Ukrainian language. It is proved that the vocative expresses the importance of attracting and maintaining attention. The authors emphasize the ability of the speaker to control the communicative process through the vocative, implementing a pragmatic strategy of influencing the intellectual, volitional and emotional spheres of the addressee. The use of the vocative due to implementation of strategies of positive and negative politeness and communicative-pragmatic presuppositions is substantiated. It is emphasized that vocative is a special means of representation of the addressee: demonstration of respect and esteem, as well as solidarity, parity, friendliness, sincerity, emotionality and intimacy.

Discussion: Communicative-pragmatic analysis of language indicators of expression of polite addressability allows to include addresses to language universals, which are regulated by social norms, national and cultural affiliation.

Keywords: vocative, politeness category, presupposition, honorary addressives, particular addressives.

Vitae. Alla Bolotnikova is a Candidate of Philology, Head of Department of General Linguistics and Foreign Languages at National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”. Her areas of research interests include functional linguistics and text linguistics.

Correspondence: a.p.bolotnikova@gmail.com.

Vitae. Yuliia Hunchenko is a Senior Lecturer of Department of General Linguistics and Foreign Languages at National University “Yuri Kondratyuk Poltava Polytechnic”. Her areas of research interests include functional linguistics and text linguistics.

Correspondence: yuliyagunchenko@gmail.com.


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