StatusThe thesis was presented on the 12 January, 2023 at the meeting of the Scientific Council and now it is under consideration of the National Council.
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ThesisCZU 811.161.1´1 (043.2)
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Tautology and pleonasm: semantics, structure, functioning (on the basis of journalistic and artistic discourses), Doctoral Thesis in Philology (speciality 621.01 - General Linguistics; philosophy of language; psycholinguistics; applied linguistics (Russian language)), Balti, 2022
Structure of the thesis: Introduction, three chapters, general conclusions and recommendations, bibliography including 317 sources, 142 pages of main text, declaration of assumption of responsibility, author’s CV.
The results of the thesis have been reflected in 23 scientific papers.
Key words: tautology, pleonasm, semantic redundancy, macrology, perissology, intralinguistic features, extralinguistic features, polysystem theory, anthropocentrism, cognitology, concept, concept sphere, psychologism, formalized logic, language phenomenon, speech phenomenon, amphiboly, broad interpretation, syntagm formulas, context, pragmatic linguistics, stylistics, functionality, journalistic discourse, artistic discourse, desemantization, codification, illocutionary, perlocutionary effect.
Field of study: general linguistics; philosophy of language; psycholinguistics; applied linguistics (Russian language).
The purpose of the thesis: to identify the cognitive capabilities of tautological and pleonastic units, the motivation of which is defined by the intentionality of the use by native speakers.
The objectives of the research: consideration of the history of the issue of tautological and pleonastic units; the study of these types of semantic redundancy in the works of linguists of the XX−XXI centuries; detection of common and various intralinguistic and extralinguistic features of tautology and pleonasm; application of the polysystem analysis to redundancy; investigation of the metacognitive properties of tautology and pleonasm, as well as their pragmatic and stylistic potential in journalistic and literary texts.
The scientific novelty and originality of the thesis consists in the implementation of the distinction between two types of semantic increment, the interpretation of the tautology in a broad sense; the description of the structural aspect of tautology and pleonasm, as a result of which the derivational "evolution" of tautological formations and their codification are substantiated, in comparison with representatives of pleonasm; in considering tautology and pleonasm as objects of cognitive linguistics.
The scientific results obtained consist in the differentiation of tautology and pleonasm; in referring quasi-synonyms to the tautology, since they are based on the same semantic multiplier, which allows them to function according to the principle of binary logic; in the description of tautological and pleonastic statements as phenomena of both language and speech; in the discovery of anthropocentrism in the explication of the studied types of redundancy, leading to their understanding as a cognitive and pragmatic sign.
Theoretical and practical importance of the thesis lies in the fact that it makes a certain contribution to the theory of tautology and pleonasm. The concept developed in this study makes it possible to differentiate related concepts, which, of course, is valuable in the analysis of other units of the language that need to be revised due to the debatable nature of their interpretations and modification of the contexts of their use. Moreover, the results of the study can be widely used in courses on general linguistics and on the problem of the relationship between language and thinking.
Implementation of scientific results. The main ideas of this study were presented at scientific conferences in the country and abroad, the results of the study are reflected in twenty-three articles published in scientific journals, both national and international.