“Discourse” Interpretation and its Characteristics in Linguistic Thought

Herasymenko, Olha and Герасименко, Ольга Юрьевна and Герасименко, Ольга Юріївна (2021) “Discourse” Interpretation and its Characteristics in Linguistic Thought. Інтелект, особистість, цивілізація (1 (22)). pp. 30-39. ISSN 2079-4835


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The definition of “discourse” presents significant difficulties due to the fact that this phenomenon is at the intersection of a number of scientific disciplines, such as linguistics, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, socio- and psycholinguistics and so on. However, due to the efforts of current scientists in various fields of science, the theory of discourse is formed as an independent disciplinary field. The article considers the problem of complexity and versatility of the concept of “discourse” through the prism of various approaches to identify the features of each of them. The main trends in the use of the phenomenon of “discourse” in terms of systemic, formal and functional approaches are considered. The study found that in modern humanities research discourse is considered, on the one hand, as a coherent sequence of language units created by the speaker for the listener at a certain time, in a certain place, with a certain purpose, and on the other hand, as a complex communicative phenomenon, oral speech action, taking into account the social context, which informs about the participants of communication and characterizes them, as well as the processes of production and perception of the message. Different approaches to understanding discourse are presented: communicative, structural-syntactic, social-pragmatic and structural-stylistic. The definition of “discourse” is studied in connection with such concepts as “speech” and “text” their differences and similarities are defined. Different classifications of discourse types have been analyzed. The author attempts to interpret such a terminological unit as “discourse” in the narrow and broad sense.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse, text, speech, speech unit, communicative activity
Subjects: Research materials > Journal articles
Academic journals of DonNUET > Intelligence. Personality. Civilization
Research materials > Journal articles > Humanities
Divisions: Academic journals of DonNUET > Intelligence. Personality. Civilization
Educational and Scientific Institute of Economics, Management and Administration > Department of Foreign Philology, Ukrainian Studies and Social Law Disciplines
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Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2021 13:13
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 13:13
URI: http://elibrary.donnuet.edu.ua/id/eprint/2328

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