“CAUCASIAN MOUNTAIN MAN / SCOTTISH HIGHLANDER”: CORRELATION BETWEEN SEMANTICS AND CULTURE

  • The authors:
    Natalia N. Nepomniashchikh, Yana A. Volkova
  • Issue: November 16th, 2018
  • Pages: 320-333
  • Section: Cross-cultural component of the linguistic personality in understanding the socio-cultural reality
  • URL: http://conferences-ifl.rudn.ru/320-333/
  • DOI:10.22363/09129-2018-320-333

Abstract: The research focuses on Russian and English concepts ‘Caucasian mountain man’ and ‘Scottish Highlander’; The comparative-contrastive analysis of the vocabulary definitions of the concepts under consideration is conducted, which makes it possible to build the lexical-semantic fields of both lexical items in Russian and English. This stage of research helps to turn to the linguistic-cultural fields of these concepts construction. All collected data are systematized in schemes reflecting the linguocultural differences and common areas.

Keywords: concept, lexeme, lexical item, lexical-semantic field, linguistic-cultural field

Natalia N. Nepomniashchikh
Department of Foreign Languages in Theory and Practice,
Institute of Foreign Languages
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia e-mail:nepomnyashchikh-nm@rudn.ru

Yana A. Volkova
Department of Foreign Languages in Theory and Practice,
Institute of Foreign Languages
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia, Moscow, Russia
e-mail: volkova-yaa@rudn.ru

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