CHILD’S WORLD IN A. P. CHEKHOV’S STORIES (BY THE EXAMPLE OF A. P. CHEKHOV’S STORY "CHILDREN")
Kokina Irina Aleksandrovna Don State Technical University
Abstract. A. P. Chekhov’s mastership as a writer and expert in children’s speech is testified by his ability to represent in his works all the nuances of child’s psychology and specific child’s behaviour. The article is devoted to studying linguistic peculiarities of A. P. Chekhov’s children’s works by the example of the story "Children" taking into account the usage of artistic means to intensify the statement. The choice of linguistic means for children’s stories has its own peculiarities since they represent the specificity of children’s psychology and children’s behaviour. The relevance of the problem is determined by the importance of intensity category for the formation of text semantics in A. P. Chekhov’s children’s stories. It first of all refers to a literary text with the included children’s speech for which the intensity category is the verbal expression of specificity of narrator-child’s speech.