Linguistic Structural Conceptual Framework of Literary Non-Fiction


  • Ashot GALSTYAN Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University



literary non- fiction, author and reader, description, memoirs, linguistic study of genre, elicitation of data, therapeutic influence, speech and expressive movements, psycholiguistics


This  paper is an attempt to study the linguistic layer of the memoir-writing genre  primarily as exploration of  linguistic mentality of a person (linguistic person, character), through which both the human being and the social environment become recognizable.

This research describes the conceptual framework of the linguistic structure of the literary nonfiction by employing the following two principles: definition of the linguistic complexity of text-writing techniques  and presentation of aesthetic value of these texts.

A number of descriptive, stylistic and structural methods employed in the study  show that memoir writing undergoes significant changes and enriches itself  through various linguistic forms and internal conceptual frameworks. The author’s presence in the text is often manifested through its original word structure essentially expressed in the common stylistic system of the work.  References to time and places in texts present  non-fiction character in a new light. The writer’s primary goal is not enriching the literary language, but ensuring the composition’s linguistic authenticity and individuality.   Flexibility of the genre is enhanced by intertextual manifestations. Lastly,  memoir-writing may have a therapeutic effect on the author.


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Author Biography

Ashot GALSTYAN, Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University

(PhD in Philology) is the head of the Department of Armenian Philology at Khachatur Abovyan Armenian State Pedagogical University, Yerevan, Armenia. His areas of interest include text stylistics, linguistic characteristics of memoranda, the study of their linguistic, cultural psycholinguistic bases, and methodology of their teaching. Galstyan is the author of 2 monographs and more than 80 scientific articles, co-author of 2 school textbooks and 4 methodological guides. Recent publications: “The Baselines of Memorandum Genre”, “Philosophical Bases of Non-Fiction Literature”, “The Three Great Same- agers: About Paraphrasing”.


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How to Cite

GALSTYAN, A. (2019). Linguistic Structural Conceptual Framework of Literary Non-Fiction. WISDOM, 13(2), 23–29.