Classification of Contexts by Types of Stylistic Background
For years, scholars, linguists and philosophers have been trying to bring a certain order to a diversity and multiplicity of contexts. Characteristics of genres, styles, literary trends have been imposed on hundreds of literary writings and were designed to serve as points of reference in making judgments about their aesthetic value. Stylistic typology was very helpful of course but often failed in assisting the ordinary reader in determining the unique features of the works of verbal art. Uniqueness is rooted in the way the author chooses to defamiliarize certain lexical items used in the context of speech that eventually form various aesthetic canvases. At the same time, the foregrounded elements of speech can be variously perceived against different backgrounds, which may include epistemic facts, culturally marked concepts, vertical context and allusions of all sorts. The choice of the conceptual and aesthetic background is always a secret code used by the writer in the course of writing, to be deciphered through hard thinking and comparison of facts, penetrating into the intricacies of form. Backgrounds of all kinds are always culture specific and their classification is the clue to the vast world of knowledge and implied meaning in hundreds of writings throughout the world of letters.
KeywordsPropositional Attitude Vocabulary Item Blood Shed Epistemic Fact Secret Code
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