V. M. Havrylenko


The article gives the observation of the ways the phenomenon of corporality is manifested via linguistic means in the texts that belong to the period of meta-modernism and specifically – in texts, which belong to the genre of cyberpunk. In the process of our research, we investigated the linguistic means of forming the human being corporality in the circumstances of virtual reality communication, which is described in the works of Paul di Filippo and William Gibson. We researched different vectors of possible corporality manifestation, represented in the works – the transfer of the human mind into Web along with physical disembodiment and the linguistic means which describe and accompany the process of such transfer and describe the peculiarities of such existence; we also paid attention to linguistic means which touched the sphere of bionic body improvement, and specifically, we paid attention to reasons which made people extend their corporality and the titles of these corporality extensions – various body implants and mechanical editions. From the linguistic point of view, the second sphere is of a special interest for lexicology because the means which are involved in corporality descriptions are built with the help of language means i.e. adding prefixes. The topicality of the article is based on the fact of absence of any linguistic works devoted to the cyberpunk genre in Ukrainian philology and literature studies, so it gives a floor for research from various points of stylistics, neology, the theory of literature etc.


corporality; virtual reality; meta-modern literature; neologisms; cyberpunk texts

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