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Repetition and intertextuality as modalities of text structuring and perception
Chelyabinsk State University, Theory and Practice of the English Language Department, Russia

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Keywords: text perception; retrieval; page layout; polylogue; repetition; intertextuality
Abstract
This article examines the relationship between a text structure and the perception of a text from the perspective of a linguo-synergetic approach. The paper is grounded in the mathematics of harmony and the theory of intertextuality. Using the metro-rhythmic algorithm, the author reveals symmetrical and asymmetrical repetition, its vertical and horizontal types which influence text perception harmonically. The perception of a linear text is mainly influenced by a non-linear text structure which is revealed at horizontal and vertical scales of repetition and intertextuality. A horizontal type of repetition includes repeated rhythmic units within a coursebook. A vertical type includes lexical and syntactic repetition within one text. Being spaced in time, repetition forms a spiral, due to which a text can be easily perceived and memorized by students. Intertextuality is divided into hypertextuality and paratextuality, presented horizontally; and intextuality and architextuality, presented vertically. Intertextuality is an effective way of text interpretation, which activates students ' background knowledge. The article has been written within the broad framework of the field of foreign language acquisition. A polylogue is a text that has intertextual inclusions and repeated lexical and syntactic structures which create a harmonic rhythm that enables key words and sentences to be recycled. Together with task-cycling and spaced retrieval, a harmonically structured polylogue makes foreign language acquisition effective.

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article language: English
document type: unclassified
published in SCIndeks: 30/03/2016

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