Lingocultural approach to language study

Udovichenko, Hannah (2016) Lingocultural approach to language study. Наукові праці Кам’янець-Подільського національного університету імені Івана Огієнка: Філологічні науки (42). pp. 196-199. ISSN 2309-9771


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Modern linguistics in many cases focuses on the problems associated with the display of national culture and history in languages. The role of language in the accumulation of cultural achievements is obvious and significant. Evidently, it is one of the main features of the nation, as it expresses the culture of the people who speak it and contribute the creation of national culture. With the use of segments of language concepts of time, space, various objects and phenomena, ways of modeling of the Universe are being shaped. It reflects both the material aspects of life of the people -geographical position, climate, life and spiritual aspects of native speakers - morality, value system, mentality, national character. Traditionally, there are three scientific paradigms for the study of language distinguished: comparatively-historical, systemically- structural, and finally anthropocentric. Self-recognition of the person as a total measure of all surrounding things gives people the right to create anthropocentric course of things in their minds, which can be investigated not on the social level, but on the scientific level. This course, existing in the mind, in the human conscience determines its spiritual essence, motives of their actions, hierarchy of values. All these can be apperceived by scrutinizing human language, the most widely used turns and expressions that are empathized on the highest level. The basic tendencies in modern linguistics, formed within the scientific paradigm - are linguistics and cognitive linguistics. The subject of linguo-cognitive analysis is the language and purpose of such research in various specific areas (schools) of cognitive linguistics may vary – from deep study of language via cognitive categorially-terminological means to specific modeling of the plot and structure of certain concepts as units of national consciousness (conceptual spheres). Key concepts of cognitive linguistics are the concept of information processing and it’s processing by the human mind the concept of knowledge structures and their representation in the mind and language forms, the concept of knowledge structures and their representation in the mind and language forms. When cognitive linguistics, coupled with cognitive psychology and cognitive sociology, are trying to answer the question of how the human consciousness is in principal organized, how people cognize the world, of which data is transformed into knowledge, how mental spaces are composed, the whole focus of linguistic cultural anthropology is given to a person in culture and his language.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: scientific paradigm, comparative-historical paradigm, system-structural paradigm, anthropocentric paradigm, cognitive linguistics, cultural linguistics
Subjects: Research materials > Journal articles
Research materials > Journal articles > Humanities
Divisions: Educational and Scientific Institute of Economics, Management and Administration > Department of Foreign Philology, Ukrainian Studies and Social Law Disciplines
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Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2019 10:15
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