Introduction. The article analyzes the functions of narrative infinitiv in the french-language and its use in journalism.                                        

Purpose. The author stresses on the importance of the ability to use the narratives properly in the press and to identify them in journalistic materials.

 Results. The use of infinitive in a journalistic discourse that meets editorial standards can reveal different aspects of quoted statements and forms of indirect speech. Using the infinitive as an editorial, the author often moves from "monstersization" of the text to an illusive statement, and vice versa, because the infinitive is easily accompanied by the process of theatricalization of indirect statements.                 

Conclusion. Using the narrative infinitive, we observe underscoring the specific frameworks of the event, this form accompanies the narrative turn in the narrative, the transition between the two statements, or the change in the sequence of indirect messages.


narrative; infinitive; narrative infinitive; discourse; news texts; French press; linguistics


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