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Топонім і художнє текстотворення

Journal: Movoznavstvo (Vol.2022, No. 3)

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Page : 15-22

Keywords : toponym; urbanonym; text formation; category of space; Yurii Andrukhovich;

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The article examines the role and functions of toponyms in the work of Yurii Andrukhovich «Lexicon of Intimate Cities» (2011), a collection of texts that reflect the author's acquaintance with various cities and towns of Europe, USA, Canada, Ukraine, Russia. In this regard, the toponymic vocabulary is considered in the context of studying the category of space and linguo-mental mechanisms due to the cognition of new spatial objects, in this case, urban ones. First of all, these are cities and the objects that fill them – squares, streets, parks, buildings, reservoirs, etc. The main functional feature of toponyms and urbanonyms in Andrukhovych's work is their entry into contexts that reflect the processes of mastering a space that was not previously known to the author, and acquiring new experience in a new place. Such contexts include I-sentences, syntactic blocks that are generated by object comparison operations, their convergence by adjacency, as well as partitive and associative links that are of an individual nature. Contextual analysis showed that the linguo-mental mechanisms involved in the processes of cognition of a new space correlate with the activation of memory, knowledge, personal experience, and feelings. Their objects are not only extra-linguistic realities, but also toponyms and urbanonyms, their sound, spelling, morphostructural features. Fixation of impressions from the names of urban objects themselves, their internal form, sound images, associations that they cause, creates a separate textual substructure, which is considered as a meta-onymic component of the text. Text formation, which captures inner speech, the associative series, the course of memories, manifestations of previous experience, is largely based in this case on the introspection. In this regard, a conclusion is made about the expediency of studying artistic text formation for the purpose of highlighting the linguo-mental mechanisms activated in the process of mastering a new space.

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