GRAMMATICAL STANDARD REVERSION IN FICTIONAL TEXT SPACE
Saint Petersburg State University
The author introduces the notion of grammatical standard reversion. She investigates the cognitive and functional potential of substandard forms in the grammar space of English-language fiction. A change of the discursive functions of standard and non-standard text fragments is dealt with. The direct speech "appropriation" phenomenon is described. The general conclusion pertains to the cognitive strategy of maximal permissible grammar substandard.
substandard, discursive function, narrator, grammar space, variation, folk linguistics, cognitive processing, cognitive strategy