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The article is devoted to the study of comical absurdity. The aim of this article is threefold: first, to outline basic characteristic features of comical absurdity and examine lexical stylistic devices in absurd texts; second, provide a classification of absurd messages; finally, to outline common scripts of Russian absurd anecdotes. The authors come to the conclusion that basic characteristic features of comical absurdity are inductive or deductive errors, lack of time, place, number or action coincidence, tautological repetitions, nonselection, and parody. Imagery and expressivity of comical absurdity are created with the help of metaphors, personification, overstatement, understatement, oxymoron, and pun. The authors divide irrational messages into pseudo-absurd, relatively absurd and verily absurd postulates. Three common scripts of Russian absurd anecdotes are outlined depending on the clarity of verbalization and a communicative purport. The results of this research would help to avoid confusion, which is not rare in discussions on comical absurdity.

Об авторах

S. V. Chernova
Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)

76, Prospect Vernadskogo, Moscow, 119454

Chernova Snezhana Valeryevna – Candidate of Philological Sciences, Senior Lecturer, English Language Department No. 1 of MGIMO University.

A. D. Ferguson
Australian Technical and Further Education (TAFE), English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Andrew Douglas Ferguson – a Master of Arts in International Relations at Deakin University Sydney, Australia. English Teacher in TAFE Brisbane, Southbank, Australia.

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Для цитирования:

Chernova S.V., Ferguson A.D. RUSSIAN ABSURD TEXTS. Филологические науки в МГИМО. 2018;1(13):121-127.

For citation:

Chernova S.V., Ferguson A.D. RUSSIAN ABSURD TEXTS. Philology at MGIMO. 2018;1(13):121-127.

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