1. Speak about the problems connected with the stylistics as the brunch of linguistics. Problem of style.
2. Stylistics of language and stylistics of speech: similarity and difference.
3. Give basic features of different types of stylistics. What are the bases for distinguishing these types. What type is the most productive from the point of view of the stylistic analysis. Prove your opinion.
4. What are the interdisciplinary links of stylistics and other linguistic subjects such as phonetics, lexicology, grammar, semasiology, etc? Provide examples. How does stylistics differ from them in its subject-matter and fields of study?
5. What is the main concern of practical stylistics?
6. What is the ultimate goal of stylistic analysis of a speech product?
7. Be ready for quiz 1. (lecture will help you).
И второй семинар
1. Give an outline of the stylistic differentiation of the national English vocabulary: neutral, literary, colloquial layers of words, areas of their overlapping. Describe literary and common colloquial strata of vocabulary, their stratification.
2. Speak about general literary words illustrating your elaboration with examples from nineteenth- and twentieth-century prose.
3. What are the main subgroups of special literary words? Where are they used and what stylistic effect do they produce?
4. What do you know of terms, their structure, meaning, functions?
5. What are the fields of application of archaic words and forms?
6. Can you recognize general colloquial words in a literary text? Where do they mainly occur?
7. What are the main characteristics of slang?
8. What do you know of professional and social jargonisms?
9. What connects the stock of vulgarisms and social history?
10. What is the place and the role of dialectal words in the national language? in the literary text?
11. To provide answers to the above questions find words belonging to different stylistic groups and subgroups:
a) in the dictionary, specifying its stylistic mark ("label");
b) in your reading material, specifying the type of discourse, where you found it – authorial speech (narration description, philosophising) or dialogue.
12. Be ready for Quiz II.
I. Distinguish neutral, literary and colloquial words among the following groups of words:
A B C
2. to talk
3. to chow down
4. to start
7. to leave
10. mushy money
to kick off
to shoot off
II. What kind of adherent stylistic meaning appears in the otherwise neutral word FEELING?
1. I’ve got no feeling paying interest, provided that’s reasonable. (Shute)
2. I’ve got no feeling against small town life. I’d rather like it. (Shute)
III. To what stratum of vocabulary do the words in bold type in the following sentences belong stylistically? Provide neutral or colloquial variants for them:
1. I expect you’ve seen my hand often enough coming out with the grub. (Wagh)
2. She betrayed some embarrassment when she handed Paul the tickets, and a hauteur which subsequently made her feel very foolish. (Cather)
3. I must be off to my digs. (Waugh)
4. When the old boy popped off he left Philbrick everything, except a few books to Gracie. (Waugh)
5. He looked her over and decided that she was not appropriately dressed and must be a fool to sit downstairs in such togs. (Cather)
6. It was broken at length by the arrival of Flossie, splendidly attired in magenta and green. (Waugh)
IV. How does the choice of words in each case contribute to the stylistic character of the following passages? How would you define their functional colouring in terms of technical, poetic, bookish, commercial, dialectal, religious, elevated, colloquial, legal or other style? Make up lists of words that create this tenor in the texts given below.