Genetic Classification of Represented Speech (By the Example of Anglo-American Prose of the Xxth Century)
Puchinina Olga Pavlovna

The significance of the studied problem can be justified by the widespread use of represented speech as a special type of rendering another person's speech in modern literature in general and in psychological prose in particular. The purpose of this article is to study the psychological nature of represented speech and to show its division into uttered (external) and internal (unuttered), as well as mechanisms for their implementation and use in a literary text; the author illustrates these ideas with the examples from Anglo-American fiction of the twentieth century. The analysis of the psychological nature of represented speech gives grounds to speak about the genetic duality (uttered and internal represented speech), dialectical relationship of its basic psychological substances (internal speech and external speech), the presence of relatively stable linguistic characteristics of internal speech, reflection of socio-psychological motives in inner speech. The dual psychological nature of represented speech largely explains its inexhaustible artistic and psychological features in literary works. Represented speech has a wide range of multifunctional potential in narrative discourse. It aims at interpreting the psychological motives of actions and feelings of literary characters. Represented speech has unique peculiarities: the description of the innermost thoughts and feelings of characters adds a special psychological coloring to prose. The article may be of practical value to students of philological departments.

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