Tělo a verš

Language: Czech
Title:Tělo a verš
Jiráček, Pavel
Journal or Publication Title:
Czech Literature, 53, 1, pp. 1-41
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cognitive Science, Semiotics, Versology, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Mataphor, Psychology, Space, Language, Phonology


In the twentieth century the phenomenon of the subjective body was integrated into ontology in philosophy, moving from Phenomenology to Existentialism. The rediscovery of the body and affect as a way of thinking also led contemporary cognitive science to the topic of the relationship between emotion and cognition, to the necessity of expanding the model of the mind and of experiencing emotions and physical sensation. The extension of the explanatory possibilities of a scholarly metalanguage into the area of the emotions and physical sensation is also important for the analysis of the acoustic aspect of lyric verse. In the acoustic flow of verse, the sounds of language have, apart from a phonemic function, their own sensuous (emotional) effect of the articulating body. In literary studies so far the acoustic flow has been interpreted only at the segmental level as a sequence of phonemes or sounds (for example in constructs of acoustic succession, phonetic instrumentation, or phonetic composition). At the suprasegmental level the acoustic flow must be conceived of as a sequence of syllables, a sequence of articulated phonations, the semantic movement of the phonemic flow. A syllable has no semantic value, but does have an experiential form, which influences motivation, behaviour, and experience. In addition to sonic and tonal modulation at the suprasegmental level, qualitative modulation, modulation of timbre, and the sequences of tones and of noise are also employed. In modelling the semantic movement of syllables in a phonemic flow the methodological approaches of experimental psychosemantics have been used. Connotational objectivization took place in three dimensions that were polarized on the basis of domestic and alien, light and darkness, activity and passivity, and research was conducted with a sample of 2,800 respondents. The analysis of the acoustic side of lyric verse would be incomplete if in addition to accentual rhythm and melody we did not also consider qualitative modulation, the semantic movement of the phonic flow. At the segmental level of verse, phonemes are semantically completed by the lexical meanings of words. This semantic process is parallel to the semantic process of the phonemic flow, but apart from the metrical correspondence between them there is no causal connection, only similar semantic content. In addition to the semantic movement of the phonational flow and the semantic saturation of phonemes, the dynamic of the acoustic process of verse completes the phonic line of the verse, which in itself links occurrences of sonic and tonal modulation.

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Title:Tělo a verš
Translated title:Verse and the Corporeal
Jiráček, Pavel
Uncontrolled Keywords:Cognitive Science, Semiotics, Versology, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Mataphor, Psychology, Space, Language, Phonology
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PG Slavic, Baltic, Albanian languages and literature
Divisions:Humanities and Social Sciences > 9. Section of Humanities and Philology > Institute of Czech Literature > Česká literatura (Czech Literature)
Journal or Publication Title:Czech Literature
Page Range:pp. 1-41
Publisher:Insitute of Czech Literature, of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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ID Code:5474
Item Type:Article
Deposited On:20 May 2010 12:01
Last Modified:20 May 2010 10:01


Jiráček, Pavel (2005) Tělo a verš. Czech Literature, 53 (1). pp. 1-41. ISSN 0009-0468

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