Musical and Linguistic Means of Creating Images in Traditional and Popular American Songs
Nataliya Panasenko

The song as a cultural phenomenon many a time has been in the focus of research conducted by linguists, musicians, ethnologists, specialists in country and gender studies. The author makes an attempt to unite different approaches and to analyse some of basic modules of song discourse (Panasenko, 2014), which includes culture and social medium, time, space, author, poetic text, characters, arrangement, performance and addressee (listener/reader). The major accent is made on the poetic text and language means of creating images, i.e., lexical, syntactic and semasiological means and on musical means, i.e., melody, key, arrangement, meter and some others. Musical means together with linguistic ones create specific system of images in a song.

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