Stylistic Potential of the English Noun

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Introduction -3

Chapter One. Stylistic resources of grammatical units on the basis of the English Noun -6 1.1 Functions of the language and connotative meanings -7 1.2 Grammatical Stylistics and Stylistic Grammar -9 1.3 The meaning of the grammatical form -10 1.4 Noun in different functional styles -10 1.5 Stylistic potential of the English noun -11 1.5.1 Stylistic potential of the category of gender -11 1.5.2 Stylistic potential of the category of number -26 1.5.3 Stylistic potential of the category of case -30 1.5.4 Stylistic potential of the category of article determination -34

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This work consists of two chapters. The first one deals with the functional approach to learning a foreign language, with the relatively new science Grammatical Stylistic. The purpose of this chapter is to reveal what has caused its appearing by considering different opinions of linguists and to illustrate the stylistic potential of the English Noun on the basis of some grammatical categories. There were considered rules concerning certain linguistic phenomena, but most of the work is focused on what causes their violation (cases of transposition, neutralization). All the linguistic phenomena discussed in this chapter are illustrated in the second one by means of about 200 cases that have been taken from the works that belong to the belles-lettres style (tales, poetry, short stories) written by such famous English and American writers of 18-20 centuries as Blake W., ColeridgeS.T., Munro H., Poe A.A., Hemingway E., Salinger J.D, etc. The aim of this chapter is to put the considered theory into practice showing the way the phenomena have been dealt with work out. The examples are organized also according the four nounal categories mentioned above in the following way: Examples regarding the category of gender (2.1) (Here we distinguish two groups: (1)A neuter noun used as feminine; (2)A neuter noun used as masculine, explaining the purpose of changing the gender); Examples regarding the category of number (2.2) (In this paragraph we
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