Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number3   September 2021                                         Pp. 294-307
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no3.20

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 Stylistic Portrait of English Fantasy Texts (Based on Jordan’s The Eye of the World, Martin’s A
Game of Thrones
, Rowling’s
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Harry Potter and the
Chamber of Secrets) 

Nataliia Glinka
Department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the English Language, Faculty of Linguistics, National
Technical University of Ukraine
“Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine
Corresponding Author: nvglinka@ukr.net

Yuliia Zaichenko
Department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the English Language, Faculty of Linguistics, National
Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine

Anastasiia Machulianska
Department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the English Language, Faculty of Linguistics, National
Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

Received:   6/1/2021                  Accepted:  8/9/2021                  Published: 9/24/2021  

 

Abstract:
The paper is focused on stylistic features of English fantasy texts. The research materials include four fantasy novels written by British and American authors of the late 20th century: Jordan’s The Eye of the World, Martin’s A Game of Thrones, Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The research question of the study lies in need to systematize expressive means and stylistic devices used in the texts and distinguish the common stylistic features of English fantasy texts. To do this, the researchers implement the notion of a stylistic portrait of English fantasy text, and the main aim of the paper is to provide its definition and description. The study employed the complex of linguistic research methods, including analysis and generalization of theoretical sources, contextual analysis and the elements of quantitative analysis of linguistic units used in the texts. Based on three essential aspects of a stylistic portrait, the paper shows that the English fantasy texts are characterized by the dominance of expressive means and stylistic devices at the syntactic level of language. In addition, the researchers identified the most productive stylistically marked linguistic units at each level of language correlated with the semantic field within which they functioned, and studied connotative dominants in these texts.
Keywords: Connotative Dominant, English Fantasy Texts, Expressive Means, Semantic Fields, Stylistic Devices, Stylistic Portrait

Cite as:  Glinka, N., Zaichenko, Y., &  Machulianska, A.  (2021). Stylistic Portrait of English Fantasy Texts (Based on Jordan’s The Eye of the World, Martin’s A Game of Thrones, Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets)  .  Arab World English Journal, 12 (3) DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no3.20

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Received: 6/1/2021  
Accepted: 8/9/2021 
Published: 9/24/2021
https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol12no3.20 
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Nataliia Glinka is a PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the Language English of Faculty of Linguistics of National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine. Her research interests focus on stylistics of the English language, pragmatics, and linguistic features of English modernist texts.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7249-3615

Yuliia Zaichenko is a PhD student in Philology, Lecturer at the department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the Language English of Faculty of Linguistics of National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine. She specializes in stylistics and pragmatics of English fantasy texts, linguocultural studies and connotation.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5416-9421

Anastasiia Machulianska is a PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the department of Theory, Practice and Translation of the Language English of Faculty of Linguistics of National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine. The focus of her research is put on stylistics and pragmatics of English texts, emotivity as a linguistic phenomenon.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9821-4714