SEMANTIC CONCEPT SPACE AS A SOURCE OF ITS CONTENT INTERPRETATION

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/1728-2659.2022.31.03

Keywords: semantic space, the inner form of a word, motivation, concept, linguistic world-image

Abstract

It has been acknowledged that concept consists of verbal and semantic spaces. Verbal space represents concept in speech when semantic space keeps all its meanings. The purpose of this research is to analyze the semantic concept space as a system of meanings. Also, it aims to represent role and significance of the semantic concept space for concept and linguistic world-image investigations, that declares main points of national worldview. Using theoretical, synthesis, descriptive and comparative methods, this study analyzes the structure of semantic concept space and also explores its distinguishing characteristics. In addition, a review of the literature shows main issues of the correlation between semantics and culture. The results of this study describe the principles of semantic concept space internal organization. They show that the semantic concept space is formed by semantic fields which are vocabulary groups, combined by common content, conceptual, subject or functional similarity of their phenomena. The semantic field reflects the content of the concept, reveals the degree of the word cultural semantics "antiquity". In addition, it represents the process and principles of surrounding reality cognition, because semantics is closely related to the process of naming, which is carried out at different stages of cognitive processing. The basis of the denotation nomination is its one or more relevant features that differ the denotation from other similar ones. This study definitely answers the questions regarding the correlation between semantics and ethnos worldview, semantics and nomination principles. The detailed analysis of semantic concept space makes it possible to understand linguistic world-image peculiarities and principles of a cultural phenomenon assessment.

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Published
2022-07-22
How to Cite
Diachuk, V. (2022). SEMANTIC CONCEPT SPACE AS A SOURCE OF ITS CONTENT INTERPRETATION: DOI: https://doi.org/10.17721/1728-2659.2022.31.03. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Literary Studies. Linguistics. Folklore Studies, (1(31), 12-16. Retrieved from https://philology-journal.com/index.php/journal/article/view/50