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Lexis of the thematic group food and food consumption in the novel by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin The Golovlyov Family

Liashenko Tatiana

PhD in Philology

associate professor of the Department of Foreign and Russian Languages at Moscow state academy of veterinary medicine and biotechnology named K.I. Skryabin

109472, Russia, Moscow, Ac. Skryabin's str., 23






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Abstract: The subject of this research is lexemes of the thematic group “food and food consumption” in the novel by Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin “The Golovlyov Family”. The object of this research is the functional yield of these linguistic units in the text. The author of the article describes the functionality of food images in literature in form of the system of oppositions “external (existential) – internal (psychological)”, and “static-dynamic”. The four functions are differentiated: external static (food image as a detail scenery), external dynamic (food image as a theme-forming element), internal static (food image as an element of portrait of the character), internal dynamic (food image characterizes the dynamics of relations between the characters). It is noted that the thought on “low functionality” of gastronomic images in a literary text, which is expressed in some research, testifies to insufficient study of such rich material. Food as a literary image, as well as the motif of food consumption in a literary text always convey semantic meaning. In the novel “The Golovlyov Family”, the words with “food” semantics serve for the formation of external, existential aspect of narration, as well as internal, psychological aspects. Images of food alongside motifs of food consumption are characterological (describing portrait of the character) to a lesser degree, and more often used for demonstrating relationships between the characters.

Keywords: literary hero, archetype, thematic group, lexeme, motif, food consumption, Mikhail Saltykov-Schedrin, literary image, function, multifunctionality
This article written in Russian. You can find full text of article in Russian here .

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