Interpretation of quality of model scientific text

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


2022, Vol. 8. № 1 (29)

Interpretation of quality of model scientific text

For citation: Kotyurova M. P. 2022. “Interpretation of quality of model scientific text”. Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates, vol. 8, no. 1 (29), pp. 6-18. DOI: 10.21684/2411-197X-2022-8-1-6-18

About the author:

Maria P. Kotyurova, Dr. Sci. (Philol.), Professor, Department of Russian Language and Stylistics, Perm State National Research University;; ORCID: 0000-0001-5418-726Х


The article represents the parameter “understandability — painful lack of understanding” which is a part of text qualities when new knowledge is being presented. The explanatory cognitive discourse stylistic approach is based on unity of two text features – the linguistic one being represented by its semantic structure and the extralinguistic one which determines semantic reality of a text. A new knowledge hinders the process of understanding which implies the use of a soft interpretative approach for a text with new knowledge. This approach to text analysis has the following objective and subjective causes: 1) anthropocentrism of new knowledge; 2) subject-object integrity; 3) openness of knowledge in the framework of theory of general relativity; 4) discourse factors which render knowledge as something new; 5) importance of methodology of new knowledge.

The interpretative character as a specific feature of humanitarian knowledge implies that a text is understandable to its author as well as to its reader. The newness of scientific knowledge requires proofs and definiteness of representative information. The activity of scientific knowledge emphasizes the role of a subject of cognitive activity, this role is represented by discourse factors. Evaluating the quality of a modern scientific article includes such factors as a subject of speech activity, type of subject’s mentality, subject’s cognitive features, individual speech style of a scientist etc. Newness of scientific knowledge implies that this knowledge is not just individual but also social which makes communicative requirements. This newness promotes inclusion of a reader to the process of getting new scientific knowledge. So these extralinguistic factors require the use of soft discourse functional and stylistic approach.


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