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Journal
2005 | 14 | 581-585
Article title

'OBJECTIVE' VERSUS 'SUBJECTIVE' PERCEPTION OF TIME IN LITERARY TEXT: THE POINT OF VIEW OF A MATURE FEMALE AND AN ADOLESCENT GIRL

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RU
Abstracts
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The paper deals with the problem of representing time in fictional discourse from different perspectives The principle of binary oppositions is used in it to investigate 'surface' and 'deep' layers of its meaning in the text of the short story Ripe Figs by the American writer Kate Chopin. It is established that the 'surface' semantic layer includes the opposition of the key words 'ripe' (adult) and 'green' (young) as well as the corresponding semantic fields. The 'deep' layer of meaning includes an opposition of descriptive-narrative contexts and evaluative textual sequences. The analysis shows that narrative and descriptive sequences are connected with the perception of time by an adult woman (which may be called 'objective fictional time') while evaluative contexts are connected with the perception of time by a teenage girl ('subjective fictional time').
Contributors
  • V. Andreev, Leo Tolstoi Pedagogical University, Departament of English, prosp.Lenina 125, 300026 Tula, Russian Federation
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CEJSH db identifier
05PLAAAA00461174
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.51eb3b34-3f45-3548-a13b-24abade9f37d
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