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Мовноетикетна поведінка Петра Косача в епістолярному спілкуванні з дружиною: звертання

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

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Page : 64-77

Keywords : epistolary communication; linguistic personality; language etiquette; addressing style;

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The article elucidates the dominant features of the language etiquette of Petro Kosach and the style peculiarities of his marital correspondence. The study has identified the factors that probably influenced the formation of Petro Antonovych's linguistic personality and determined the ‘surzhyk' language status of his epistolary communication with his wife and other family members. The lexical-semantic and functional word-forming parameters of the basic register of lexemes revealed in epistolary texts are analyzed in the article. The focus is on those, which perform an appellative function. The most productive among them appeared to be one-component anthroponymic names and those based on the addressee's first name (Olha Petrivna Drahomanova-Kosach) and its variants (Olia, Olesia, Oliunia). They are quite often combined with epithets-intimacies typical for this type of communication (most frequent – mylaia/myla [sweetheart]). The research has revealed in the letters a frequent use of address-nominations, traditional for Ukrainian folk songs and poetic speech and which are used as supporting elements of addressing his wife: holubonka, holubochka, zore, ziron'ka, zozuliatko, lasochka, lastivochka, serden'ko, serdeniatko. The author analyzes semantic and stylistic features of individually-expressed addresses that are singled out in a separate group, like Oliusiatko, Oliuniatko (Liuniatko, Liunia), Oliuniatochko, and others. They significantly expand the register of variants of anthroponymic units of the Kosaches' family meta-language and undoubtedly affirm the active role of Petro Antonovych in its creation. The study clarifies the preconditions that led to their appearance, explains the motivation of the choice of an individual address style, the reaction to it, and evaluates the reflections of both communicators. The key finding of the study argues that the absence of addressing units in the letters of the couple or the presence of comments or graphic markers concerning each other serves as a kind of marker of some problems/misunderstandings in their interpersonal relationships and changes in an emotional state.

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