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Space in language - semantic field of water in Delimir Rešicki's poetry


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Pinter, Kornelija. (2018). Space in language - semantic field of water in Delimir Rešicki's poetry. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature.
(Poslijediplomski doktorski studij kroatistike) [mentor Pranjković, Ivo].

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The dissertation analyzes the expressions from the semantic field of water in the poem of Delimir Rešicki. The analysis is preceded by a review of the existing scientific approaches to space as a condition for linguistic structure from the perspectives of linguistics and phonostilistics. The introductory part deals with the issues of the precise definition of space, its indeterminacy and metaphorics. Correlation of body, language and space, relevant in different theoretical approaches (spacioception, cognitive linguistics, localistic theory of case, etc.) in the dissertation will be presented by the analysis of water lexics that emphasize the bioidentity of the living space that poet Delimir Rešicki rewrites with body sensitivity, by the high frequency of water words. The central part of the dissertation consists of a list of water lexics extracted from the poetic opus of Delimir Rešicki and the classification based on the existing semantic researches of the hydronymyc appellatives in the Croatian language. In the analytical part of the dissertation, listed and from the linguistic and phonetic perspectives analyzed terms from the semantic field of water, support the thesis on the conditionality of language on the living space and emphasize the integrity of the particular geographical area of Pannonia in the poetic identity of the text. In Rešicki's text, Panonia is present with its complete geological identity, including the geological past when the water was its primary identifier. The high frequency of water nouns (which in the general lexic function as geographic terms) in Delimir Rešicki's poetry opus shows the reflection of spatial phenomen, those which directly exist or the ones which are memorized in the constitution of the Pannonian space. The lexical and semantic analysis reveals the abundant use of the word from the semantic field of water and can be divided according to several criteria: by type of word, by the semantic nests (geographic terminology related to the sea, flowing waters, water aggregates, water substances, precipitation water, body water, flora and fauna related to water etc.) and by the semantic parameters which are important for the analysis of spatial relations in the syntax. Grammatical analysis has shown, in the division of water lexic by the category of words, the predominance of the nouns in relation to the adjectives, verbs and adverbs. The case division of the water nouns found in the preposition-case expression with spatial meaning shows the expected dominance of the genitive in relation to other spatial cases locative, accusative, instrumental and dative. The most numerous examples of water nouns from the semantic nest The geographic terminology related to the sea, the underwater which are part of the preposition-case expressions are in the genitive. The analysis that divides the water nouns which are part of preposition-case expressions according to spatial relationships shows the largest number of examples from the semantic nest Geographical terminology related to the sea, underwater and the touch of land and sea. The nouns which are part of the preposition-case expressions from that nest show the greatest number in the spatial relationship of intraloctability and supraloctability. Phonostilistical analysis has shown that the lexical material of Rešicki's poetic opus in the inner space of the poem points through the procedures of poetic space construction and the key roles of water lexic in that same principle of building poetic and real space. Both the poetic and real space are the results of interactions, experiencing-affective relationships with the place, and geographically conscious review of spatial reality. The water lexic in Delimir Rešicki's poems with high valence and high frequency emphasizes linguistic-spatial identity and constantity: water as a thematic-motive feature of the literary texts of Pannonian space and a characteristic of the bioidentity of Pannonia. The results of four analyzes confirm our assumption of the possibility and importance of introducing space categories and networking of geography into interdisciplinary researches. Reading the landscape as the first human reading and the landscapes as the first human texts open the cognitions of the constant correspondence between the landscapes and manuscripts and become a challenge to the linguistic analysis, especially the one that is occupied by the spatial relations in the language.

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: space, water lexic, semantic analysys of water lexic, preposition-case, spatial relationships, space of the poem, Delimir Rešicki, panonnism, spatioception, Panonia
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Pranjković, Ivo
Additional Information: Poslijediplomski doktorski studij kroatistike
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 09:03
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2018 09:03

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