The aim of this paper is to present a new (variant of) stylistics. It is the result of an interdisciplinary cooperation between text linguistics and stylistics that are totally and completely interwoven here. It has to be emphasised that it is not in terms of its subject-matter that text stylistics primarily differs from other stylistic disciplines but rather in terms of two traits that can therefore be considered to be distinctive features of the discipline: 1. A text linguistic orientation or even textology-dependence which shows text linguistics to be the primary source for creating several constituents of text stylistics and for its development on the whole. For instance, style types are derived from text types and domains (branches) of text stylistics are delimited and characterized according to the text levels at issue. 2. Its methodology is constituted of text-centred principles, consequently, research in it is determined by a supertext quality, respectively by the text in its entirety. All of the issues belonging here are discussed in the following sections of the paper, referring to text stylistics: 1. Subject-matter and domains (branches); 2. Principles of research; 3. The underlying theory (text semiotics); 4. Interdisciplinary relations; 5. Antecedents, variants in its evolution; 6. Text stylistics in the light of the principles of a general theory of science (where the main question is as follows: Can it be conceived of as a separate discipline, a new stylistics?). In sum: the paper illustrates some of the possibilities by providing textological and stylistic evidence for a new stylistic discipline: text stylistics.
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