TOWARDS THE METHODOLOGY OF “DEFECTIVE” SPEECH ACT ANALYSIS
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
The paper argues the possibility of formulating a theory aimed at in-depth analysis of artistic speech acts. With the excessive diversification of virtual reality and new artistic forms one is currently exposed to, the demand for such a theory seems to be a topical issue. In classical logic artistic speech acts are defined as referentially “defective” utterances with no truth value and thus similar to outright fabrications. To display and recognize behavior patterns of the type one must show the ability to creative, non-literal interpretation (i.e. meta-interpretation) of reality. The cognitive technique behind it cannot be adequately explained within a framework of received linguistics and its code-oriented theories. With reference to the principles of pragmatics and cognitive science the author proposes a set of criteria a reliable theory of artistic communication should meet.
speech play, symbolic reinterpretаtion, non-standard speech acts, artistic communication, poetic function, monothetic and polythetitic theories