Основан в 1907 году
в России и за рубежом
The author examines the genre and stylistic characteristics of teenage discourse based on the main character of THE TRUE TALE OF THE MONSTER BILLY DEAN by David Almond. The paper discusses lexical, semantic, phonetic and graphic features of the rural British English, the Northern English dialect. The features serve as stylistic and genre markers of teenage speech genre; that is, the elements of colloquial style depict the inner world of a male teenager, who faces the evils of the contemporary society like corruption, unkindness, and family problems. The discourse features, including expressive lexis like slang and colloquialisms, describe children in crisis, aspects of growing up and troubles of a teenager. The novel has recurring themes - education, nature of the "self", coming of age, adaptation to change, relations between opposites (life and death, past and future, reality and fiction). The novel represents bibliotherapy - the text is used for healing through reading. It motivates young generation to overcome difficulties.