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Study on Stylistics of Tewarixi Musiqiyyun

Author WuMaiErJiang·YiBuLaYin
Tutor ABuDuBaiSiEr
School Xinjiang Normal University
Keywords Tewarixi Musiqiyyun M(o ¨)jizi stylistics harmony
CLC I207.9
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Language, as our most important tool for thought, exchanging ideas, and social communication, is human culture’s highest form. Uyghur is an ancient language, and a beautiful one as well. It possesses the ability to express and explain the most specific and complicated ideas. From time immemorial, the Uyghur people have used this language to express their most intricate feelings in speech and writing. The ability to express thoughts with beauty and taste via all sorts of metaphor is an indication of the language’s high level of development.From earliest times, the Uyghur people have placed great importance on linguistic beauty. Whether in their seventh-century Orkhon stelae, in Mahmud al-Kashgari’s Dictionary of the Turkic Languages, or in Yusup Khas Hajib’s long poem Qutadghu Bilig, they have valued the use of metaphors to express ideas with beauty and power. This custom has always obtained among Uyghur poets and writers. In all eras, talented writers have emerged to inherit and pass on Uyghurs’ tradition of reverence for linguistic beauty.The custom was passed on in such works as Nawa’is Khamsa, Nézawri’s love poems. From this we can see that the Uyghur language is a rich and beautiful one; the particularities of Uyghurs’ language use are therefore well deserving of research. This paper will examine the aesthetic linguistic aspects of Molla Ismetulla Binni Molla Németulla M?jizi’s Tewarixi Musiqiyyun manual. By focusing on the stylistic aspects of this 18th-century work, the present paper will consider its aesthetic properties.This paper consists of a prologue, three core chapters, and a conclusion. The prologue will introduce the work under discussion, and put forward the purpose and significance of choosing this theme, the research goals, and the research methods; the current state of research will be summarized, and the possibilities for research will be outlined. The first chapter will introduce the date of the Tewarixi Musiqiyyun’s composition as well as the works author. The characteristics of the era in which the work was written will be analyzed, and the manual’s special features will be introduced. An examination will be made of the linguistic features of the era of the works composition. The value and significance of the present research, as well as the present state of domestic and international research on this topic, will be considered.The second chapter will analyze the linguistic principles and aesthetic characteristics displayed in the Tewarixi Musiqiyyun. A separate analysis will be made of the synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and pair words in M?jizi’s text, and the characteristic of M?jizi’s word-use will be summarized.The third chapter will analyze the grammatical style of the Tewarixi Musiqiyyun. The stylistic role of the sentence types, clauses, and sentence forms found in the manual will be analyzed, and a summary will be made of M?jizi’s use of compound sentences to produce all kinds of aesthetic forms in the work, as well as his use of harmony.The fourth chapter includes analysis of the aesthetic forms incorporated in the Tewarixi Musiqiyyun. Aesthetic forms from the manual including metaphor, repetition, anthropomorphism, comparison, description, exaggeration, euphemism, and others will be analyzed, as will M?jizi’s strategies for using these forms in increasing the literary quality of his work; the impact of these various forms on the work’s quality will thus be considered.The conclusion will summarize the literary and linguistic characteristics of Molla Ismetulla Binni Molla Németulla M?jizi’s Tewarixi Musiqiyyun, the place held by the language of this work in modern Uyghur literature, its linguistic usage style, and its linguistic characteristics.

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