Synergetic cycles in speech style development

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


Vesntik TSU. Philology. 2014

Synergetic cycles in speech style development

About the authors:

Natalia V. Drozhashchikh, Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology and Translation Studies, University of Tyumen;; ORCID: 0000-0002-5910-2402

Tatyana Y. Belonogova,
Assistant, English Philology Department, Institute for Humanities, Tyumen State University


The article is devoted to the problem of speech style development and its synergetic modeling. The genre of early official documents discloses the dynamic regularities peculiar to its structure and language. The series of transformations specific to early legal documents forms a synergetic cycle which is determined by the conceptual ethnic system and communicative needs of language users. The notion of synergetic cycle is one of the components of the stochastic speech style model. Its development is determined by the dynamic literary norm in the Anglo-Saxon society of the IX-XI c. The lexicon of a document undergoes significant changes which are manifested in the structure of the lexis, its semantics and the dominance of certain semantic fields. Synergetic cycle reveals the correlations between the repertoire of lexical means, cognitive domains, and functional semantic and stylistic categories.


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