LEXICAL, GRAMMATICAL AND STYLISTIC REDUNDANCY IN ENGLISH TEXT

  • Yuliya Litkovych
  • Vita Sternichuk
Keywords: redundancy, pleonasm, coordination, subordination

Abstract

Lexical, grammatical and stylistic pleonasms in contemporary English-language media discourse are analyzed in the article. The definition of pleonasms, especially their types is offered. It is outlined the peculiar features of their usage in contemporary English-language media discourse. It has been proved that the redundancy in lexical pleonasms is expressed by synonyms. It is substantiated that grammatical pleonasms arise due to suffixes, prefixes and adverbs when creating degrees of comparison of adjectives. Pleonasms in contemporary English-language media discourse are used to intensify the utterance and to influence pragmatically on the addressee. Pleonasm is an independent expressive means of language. As a permanent feature of a linguistic unit, it differs not only from the stylistic means of expressing redundancy in speech, but also from grammatical types of redundancy. The autonomy of pleonasms in a language is justified by their purpose to clarify, intensify and add different shades of the meaning of a word or any concept in order to accurately convey information to the addressee. These redundant phrases are understood as absolutely natural phenomenon in English. One of the reasons for the creation of pleonasms is insufficient transparency of one of the components and this component the word of foreign origin. Pleonasm is the result of rather complex processes of semantic development of components that are combined.

Published
2020-07-11
How to Cite
Litkovych, Y., & Sternichuk, V. (2020). LEXICAL, GRAMMATICAL AND STYLISTIC REDUNDANCY IN ENGLISH TEXT. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, (9(77), 154-156. Retrieved from https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Philology/article/view/2838
Section
FONETIC, LEXICIAL AND GRAMATICAL SYSTEM OF LANGUAGE AND METHODS OF THEIR RESEARC