• Anna Savchuk
Keywords: argumentative function, scholarly-critical discourse, repetition, contrast, syntactic parallelism


The paper presents analysis of the main functions of syntactic rhetorical techniques of repetition in the scholarly-critical works by David Lodge, as well as the forms of their implementation. Two main functions of parallel structures are distinguished: semantic and structural. Due to the semantic function of parallelism, the components of the structure become semantically equal. The structural function of parallelism lies in the rhythmic design of the statement. It is determined that the syntactic repetition in the scholarly-critical works by David Lodge is presented in the following forms: repetition in the form of homogeneous sentence members, syntactic parallelism of phrases, and syntactic parallelism of sentences. The findings revealed that repetition performs the functions of argumentation, comparison, contrast, and evaluative nomination. It was also found that the use of syntactically parallel structures is a feature of David Lodge’s scholarly-critical discourse. Repetitive units are placed predominantly at the beginning of parallel sentences, which creates a broad fi eld for arguments construction, in particular
for enumeration of arguments.

How to Cite
Savchuk, A. (2018). FUNCTIONS OF REPETITION IN SCHOLARLY-CRITICAL DISCOURSE. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, 2(69), 133-135. Retrieved from