Keywords: concept, conceptual sphere, will, freedom


The representation of the concept of freedom in Ukrainian journalistic texts is studied, which demonstrates its modern content in the public consciousness and reflection in the language material, stereotypes and connotations, the development of the concept in a diachronic way. They are preferred as a universal value category, which is represented in various spheres of life of both the individual and society, the state. It is established that the freedom correlates with civil rights and freedoms in the context of interaction between individuals and the state, as well as correlates with the possibility of the individual being freely realized in society, without pressure from other people or social formations. The socio-political discourse revealed the opposition of the will of the people and the will of power as a democratic and autocratic vector of society, the actualization of the concept of political will as an instrument of constructive change, freedom and independence of the state. The language material testifies to such components of the conceptual sphere of will as the use of the subject of civil rights and freedoms (freedom of speech, press, movement, etc.); participation of the subject in socio-political life (elections and other acts of expression of will). In the context of the democratic development of the state, the idea of preserving freedom with opportunity can be an instrument of the authorities and must be protected from external and internal threats. Freedom as an ethical category is studied in connection with the nationally determined archetype of the struggle for freedom; in historical and contemporary contexts, freedom is shared by a corresponding value and can be represented above life. At the present stage, in addition to strengthening the value component, we can assume evolutionary changes in meaningful concepts due to social, economic and humanitarian challenges in the context of military aggression, and their reflection in the facts of language.


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How to Cite
Pysmenna, I. (2022). CONCEPTUAL SPHERE OF FREEDOM IN UKRAINIAN MEDIA TEXTS: DOI: . Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Literary Studies. Linguistics. Folklore Studies, (2(32), 54-57. Retrieved from