Philology Matters


The present research discusses the significance of the cognitive interpretation of conceptual information in belles-lettres as a key element in the process of revelation of implicit information veiled by the author. The adequate interpretation of cognitive context affects deeper understanding of the author’s intention and explicates the general idea of a literary text. Moreover, it may help to reveal some characteristic features of the personages or author’s modality related to the described events. Several approaches, which emphasize the correlation between research methods of cognitive linguistics, literary studies, and interpretation of a literary text were observed in the article. The analysis was implemented with the attraction of such research methods as observation, linguistic description, and method of contextual analysis. It was assumed that such phenomenon as intertextuality and, in particular, allusion, plays an important role in constructing the conceptual structure of belles-lettres text. The selected examples justified the main conclusions, which were obtained at the end of the present research.

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