Author’s preface as a promotional text

DOI 10.51955/23121327_2022_1_141

Olga I. Korolenko

Abstract. This article is devoted to author’s preface to works of art. A preface can be considered as a promotional text that helps a reader to choose a composition. The article discusses the communication strategies used by authors to provide a deeper understanding of the main text of the work. The self-presentation of the author, as the creator of the work, is clearly expressed in the texts of the preface. The article identifies the language means of self-naming of the author.

Keywords: author, author’s Preface, linguistics, French, fiction, publishing discourse, promotional text, communicative strategies for author’s self-naming.

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