Doctor of Philology, Researcher of the Department of Stylistics, Language Culture and Sociolinguistics, Institute of the Ukrainian Language of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
4 Hrushevskyi St., Kyiv 01001, Ukraine
Abstract: The article examines the сorpus of precedent statements and precedent names from the texts of childhood culture, which already have become active nominative-evaluative units of modern Ukrainian communication (journalistic, political, advertising, artistic, conversational, etc.). These units are classified into several functional and thematic groups: 1) which are genetically connected with the texts of children’s literature (national and world), 2) which are genetically connected with the texts of children’s films and cartoons, 3) which are genetically connected with the texts of children’s songs. Much less often speakers use precedent statements and names from texts of Ukrainian national riddles, counters, games, etc.
The communicative relevance and pragmatic load of these precedent units in oral and written texts of different styles are analyzed. Structural and semantic types of their exploitation are demonstrated too.
It is proved that in modern communicative practice precedent statements and precedent names from the texts of “childhood culture” are functioning as effective tool of secondary nomination of persons, situations, etc.
The researched material gives grounds to single out several typical communicative-evaluative models of reactualization of popular precedent phenomena from the texts of children’s literature: 1) precedent names that characterize a person, phenomenon, object, etc; 2) precedent names and statements associatively correlated with the situation.
Precedent phenomena from the texts of foreign literature for children as well as from many modern cartoons and children’s feature films adult speakers are naturally perceived as signs of “foreign” culture and require culturological commentary.
In living language practice, under the influence of lingual and extralingual factors, there is usually an expansion of the semantics of precedent phenomena.
Keywords: texts of children’s culture, modern Ukrainian language practice precedent units, precedent phenomena, precedent names, precedent statements, children’s literature, children’s movies and cartoons, children’s songs.