Annales Neophilologiarum

ISSN: 1734-4557     eISSN: 2353-2823    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/an.2018.12-09
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The anthropocentrism of the process of literary communcation as discursive activity

Authors: Konrad Rachut ORCID
Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu
Keywords: discourse verbal-mental activity literary text concept conceptosphere literary setting
Year of publication:2018
Page range:12 (113-124)
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This article examines the specificity of the link between the process of literary communication and discursive activity that manifests itself in the form of a literary text. Taking into consideration the postulates propagated by T. van Dijk and the cognitive-pragmatic postulates by N.F. Alefirienko on discourse, the author asserts that the discursive space of writers and readers is a verbal-mental source and environment for forming concepts that altogether constitute a conceptosphere – the mental foundation of the setting of a literary text. The act of creating and reading a literary text is therefore an anthropocentric process that is subjected to personal and social spheres that make discourse an individual property of each subject. Thus, interaction with a text becomes a unique act. A literary text consequently becomes only a material medium through which authors’ conceptospheres are verbalised and the readers’ conceptospheres are constructed.
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