IKBFU's Vestnik

2010 Issue №2

Metaphorisation as a pattern of term formation in Russian and English within the semantic field “Insurance”

Abstract

Term formation is viewed through the cognitive linguistics paradigm. The term is characterized as a semeiotic model correlating with a certain cognitive discourse pattern. Metaphorisation is defined as the nomination pattern. In the following article we tried to pick out the major cognitive characteristics of the term formation within the semantic field «Insurance» as it is represented in Russian and English insurance glossaries.

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Language presentation of concepts in Russian and English cultures (using the lexeme “green” in phraseological units as an example)

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This article concentrates on the research of concept understanding as a mental and inter-cultural unit in collective perception, represented by means of set expressions and phraseological units. Specific ways of the formation of the phraseological concepts in English and Russian cultures are described

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The peculiarities of developing intercultural competence of nonlinguist students in the Kaliningrad region

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The article deals with the peculiarities of developing intercultural competence of nonlinguist students in the Kaliningrad region. According to the author there are seven ways to improve the process of developing intercultural competence of students.

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As to the problem of the metalanguage describing substantial language and cultural units

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This article deals with the underlying meaningful unities of human mentality, which allow to describe semantics of different semiotic unities. They are defined as basic semantic features able to put language semantics and exralinguistic reality as it is perceved by man at one cognitive level.

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