Keywords: psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics studies, descriptive analysis, self‑identification, identity in a narrative, language in identification processes, linguistic frameworks, linguistic model, lingual methods of selfidentification


Self-identification is a very popular subject of research for many psychotherapists and linguists. However, each work of scientists tried to find new aspects and angles of view on the issue of self-identification, rather than to explain or make a thorough statistical study. Since one’s own identity is a concept that is realized by means of multidimensional nonverbal and verbal means and many factors, linguistically the individual goes through such a process almost often. It is necessary to take into account not only the direct communicative discourse, where the socially marked identity is activated, but also the internal cognitive references and the construction of self-schemes. Such tools of internal analysis of the individual through self-dialogue are rich resources for determining both the current self-awareness of a speaker and his true nature. Thanks to such discourses as autobiographical works and therapeutic monologues, verbal means of expression of the necessary self-schemes are activated, which try to convey in speech the necessary images of one’s own portrait and life angle. This article is a multidimensional and multidisciplinary study with new suggestions for further psycholinguistic researches. The main concept and issue to be solved is the creation and analysis of a linguistic framework for self-identification processes. Primary and carefully collected data from the sound narrative of Man at Arms by Evelyn Waugh served as fundamental material for the construction and argumentation of our linguistic models of self-identification which have proved to be important and valuable techniques for self-awareness and general linguistic studies as well. It was acknowledged that a speaker uses specific clauses and grammatical categories of words as a self-identifying instrument both rationally and irrationally allowing a lexical level of language to be vessels for not only communicative expression but for cognitive (identifying) reasons too.


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How to Cite
Lishchenko, M. V., & Hrytsiv, N. M. (2021). LINGUISTIC LEVEL MODEL OF SELF-IDENTITY VIA EXAMPLES OF EVELYN WAUGH “MAN AT ARMS”. New Philology, (84), 137-144.