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DOI: 10.18413/2313-8912-2016-2-2-43-49

EXTRALINGUAL MEANS IN FEMALE IMAGES CREATION (BASED ON AMERICAN SONG FOLKLORE)

American song folklore contains many female images, and their interpretation is important to track and understand the aspects of the American culture, traditions and history. Our article emphasises the key sources that contributed to the background and context creation. Considerable attention was paid to the musical aspect as a means of image intensification or change. The analysis results showed the necessity to use the lingual, extralingual and musical means in complex to obtain an overlapping proof in female images creation and interpretation in rich details. The data obtained in the course of our research enable to reconstruct the main cultural, social and historical changes in the American society. The issues of religion and personal drama also proved to be important. Our focus on music highlights emotions and states that can be conveyed by principal music elements. The reasons for crucial changes in song usage and its images were analysed.

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