Article published in:Linguistic Theory and Empirical Evidence
Edited by Bob de Jonge and Yishai Tobin
[Studies in Functional and Structural Linguistics 64] 2011
► pp. 267–292
A phonological analysis of the lexicon of a literary work
The present study is a part of a larger research project that analyzed the language of the classic Russian novel Macmep u Mapгapuma (The Master and Margarita) by Mikhail Bulgakov (1988, 1995) on the phonological, lexical, semantic, and discourse levels. This study offers a sign-oriented approach for the study of a literary work. We applied this approach to the analysis of different systems of language in order to confirm our hypothesis that there is an interconnection of the natural and the supernatural in Bulgakov’s novel, sometimes to such an extent that it is impossible to distinguish between them.
Published online: 09 June 2011