HIERARCHY OF COMMUNICATIVE UNITS IN RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE TEXTS


Keywords: text, communicative unit, immediately components, hierarchical relations, anti-transitivity

Abstract

Objective of the study is to identify the hierarchical relations between communicative units that fill the Russian-language text. The object of study is the hierarchy as the sequential inclusion of some syntactic units into the other, more complex ones, the subject is Russian-language texts with syntactic constructions of various rank of hierarchies. The material of the study is twenty Russian-language texts containing communicative units which are built according to different models. Methods – descriptive, structural and quantitative methods were used. Findings:  the sequence of occurrence in the text of predicative formations of varying complexity was revealed. Practical value – is possible in studies of the organization of the text as a syntactic unit. The realities of the language, as is well known, far from always can correspond to canonized judgments, interpretations and formulations, including those stated in official scientific, educational and reference editions. In a super-phrasal unity, there may not be complex sentences, and not only a super-phrasal unity or a complex sentence can function as a text as a syntactic unit, but a sentence can be simple and even a separate word, which can also be a communicative unit under certain conditions. Results: 1) the components of the text are predicative communicative units; 2) the formally expected vector of the hierarchy of communicative units should presumably have the following form: a simple sentence – a complex sentence – a superphrase unity – a text; 3) communicative units of the subsequent hierarchical rank due to their anti-transitivity are not always built directly from the units of the previous and preceding rank; 4) the order of location of the communicative units of different hierarchical levels, that fill the text is not strictly regulated and can be almost spontaneous, with multiple duplication of the same models.

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Published
2019-07-01
How to Cite
Menshikov, I. (2019). HIERARCHY OF COMMUNICATIVE UNITS IN RUSSIAN-LANGUAGE TEXTS. Problems of General and Slavic Linguistics, (3), 72-81. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/251910