Like many of you this is my first experience in blogging too. I am glad to learn new technology of training, because it surely will be needed in the near future. Also I am glad that we have created an atmosphere where our foreign language will develop.
And about Stylistics.According to I.V. Arnold, "stylistics is a branch of linguistics, which studies the principles and results of the choice and usage of lexical, grammatical, phonetic and other language means with the aim of transmitting of ideas and emotions in differentcommunication settings."
According to I.R. Galperin, stylistics is a branch of general linguistics, which deals with the investigation of two independent tasks:
1) stylistic devices and expressive means.
2) functional styles of language.
We know that the aim of stylistics is to help reader to get more information from the language means used in speech, to receive aesthetic pleasure while reading. And I hope that by the end of this course we will achieve this goal and our speech will be more colorful and vivid.
Good luck to all during this course!)