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SOURCE:    Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2020. № 9. P. 232-238.
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Stylistic Originality of Allegorical Vices’ Speech in the Early New English Play "Magnyfycence" by John Skelton

Khavronich Alina Alekseevna
National Research University "Higher School of Economics"

Submitted: 25.07.2020
Abstract. The research objective is to identify and analyse the basic stylistic characteristics of vicious personages’ speech in John Skelton’s play "Magnyfycence" written at the beginning of the Early New English period. The study focuses on the author’s stylistic strategies used to construct allegorical vices’ speech, to reveal a personage’s viciousness or moral frailty through linguistic means. Scientific originality of the paper lies in the fact that the researcher for the first time provides a comprehensive stylistic analysis of John Skelton’s play referring to diachronic corpus data. The research findings are as follows: to ensure stylistic originality of vicious personages’ speech, the writer uses low colloquial vocabulary, neologisms, introduces elements of vertical context, applies the code-switching technique, enriches the narrative with alliterations and paroemias.
Key words and phrases: лингвостилистика, ранненовоанглийский период, Дж. Скелтон, сниженный стиль, стилистически маркированные единицы, linguo-stylistics, Early New English period, John Skelton, low style, stylistically marked units
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