Функциональный аспект нулевого имени в рассказах В. В. Набокова

Translated title of the contribution: THE FUNCTIONAL ASPECT OF THE ZERO NAME IN THE STORIES BY VLADIMIR NABOKOV

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the analysis of the functions of the zero name of proper characters in V. V. Nabokov's short prose. The factors are highlighted on the basis of which an attempt can be made to classify zero names in Nabokov's texts. The first factor is the grammatical person from whom the story is told. Particular cases related to narration from the first and third person are analyzed. The second factor is who in the text is the bearer of the zero name: the main character or the minor one? The authors pay special attention to antonomazia as a way of replacing a proper name with a name. In the course of the study, it turns out that antonomazia can be used as a means of characterizing a character, as well as a reference not to a specific image, but to a certain class. The third factor is the possible taboo of the name as a technique. In the course of the research, two types of tabooing of a proper name are distinguished: religious and sociopsychological. The second part of the article analyzes V. V. Nabokov's story «The Razor» as an example of a text, on the basis of which one can prove the assertion about the polyfunctionality of a name. The nomination of each character is studied in detail. The authors conclude that the opposition of full and names plays a key role in building conflict in the plot. Moreover, the opposition of different types of nominations is a technique that determines the structure of the text, its semantic and associative levels. Based on a review of a number of Nabokov's texts and a detailed analysis of «The Razor» story, eleven functions of the zero name of V. V. Nabokov's own characters are formulated.
Translated title of the contributionTHE FUNCTIONAL ASPECT OF THE ZERO NAME IN THE STORIES BY VLADIMIR NABOKOV
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)25-33
JournalВЕРХНЕВОЛЖСКИЙ ФИЛОЛОГИЧЕСКИЙ ВЕСТНИК
Issue number4 (23)
StatePublished - 23 Dec 2020

Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Keywords

  • functional aspect
  • proper name
  • null name
  • stories by Nabokov
  • intertextuality
  • character system

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