Green Deserts Or Flowering Paradise: The Conceptual Sphere Of Nature Through The Prism Of The Language Of Social Networks

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Linguistic Studies
Volume 41, 2021, pp. 
245-251

Green Deserts Or Flowering Paradise: The Conceptual Sphere Of Nature Through The Prism Of The Language Of Social Networks

Serebrianska Irina

Article first published online: May 01, 2021 


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Serebrianska Irina, Doctor of Philology, Associative Professor, Professor of Department of Applied Linguistics at Nizhyn Gogol State University. Her areas of research interests include cognitive linguistics, linguoculturology, discourse studies, lexical semantics. Correspondence: serebryanska@ukr.net


Citation: 
Serebrianska, I. Green Deserts Or Flowering Paradise: The Conceptual Sphere Of Nature Through The Prism Of The Language Of Social Networks [Text] // Linhvistychni Studiyi / Linguistic Studies : collection of scientific papers / Vasyl' Stus 
Donetsk National University; Ed. by Anatoliy Zahnitko. Vinnytsia : Vasyl' Stus DonNU, 2021. Vol. 41. Pp. 245-251. ISBN 966-7277-88-7

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.31558/1815-3070.2021.41.24

Publication History:

Volume first published online: May 01, 2021
Article received: March 20, 2021, accepted: April 03, 2021 and first published online: May 01, 2021

Annotation.

Стаття присвячена особливостям вербалізації концептосфери «природа» в соціальних мережах. Проаналізовано основні мовні репрезентанти концептів, що входять до її складу, виділено найбільш поширені когнітивні ознаки. Виявлено актуальні проблеми сучасного суспі-льства, пов’язані зі станом довкілля. Схарактеризовано динаміку вербалізації окресленого когнітивного явища.

Keywords: language situation, language policy, native language, modern philosophy of multi-linguistics, post-national world.



Abstract.

GREEN DESERTS OR FLOWERING PARADISE: THE CONCEPTUAL SPHERE OF NATURE THROUGH THE PRISM OF THE LANGUAGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS

Irina Serebrianska

Department of Applied Linguistics, Nizhyn Gogol State University, Ukraine

Abstract

Background: The problem of representation of the concepts of nature is one of the most im­portant for the Ukrainian ethnos due to its traditional natural philosophy. Nowadays, there is no works devoted to the verbalization of the conceptual sphere “nature” in social networks, which demonstrate the dynamics of processes in the linguistic consciousness of the ethnic group. Accordingly, our scien­tific work is relevant.

Purpose: The purpose of the article is to analyze the linguistic means of representation of the conceptual sphere “nature” and its cognitive signs, to identify current problems of modern society related to the environment.

Results: The conceptual sphere “nature” is one of the main in the conceptual picture of the world. It reflects the experience of the ethnos in the form of general-universal and cultural-specific ideas about natural phenomena. The conceptual sphere “nature” in the discourse of social networks has three thematic groups: 1) nature as a space of life, ecosystem; 2) nature as a standard of beauty and harmony; 3) nature as a chaos of life, ecological threat, natural disaster; 4) nature as a harmonious accompaniment to the emotional state of a person, the background of his life and rest; 5) nature as a means of advertising. It depends on the author’s worldview, socio-economic and ecological condi­tions of the life of the modern person.

Discussion: Concepts of nature in social networks are ambivalent: on the one hand, they are positive, as a harmonious world (“nature is life”); on the other hand – negative, when there is an intersection of nature as spatial realities with the awareness of some ecological threats. They become a means of actualizing social problems. Modern speakers also use them for aesthetic, hedonistic, in­formational purposes and as a means of advertising. New cognitive signs are “nature as a harmonious accompaniment to the emotional state of a person and the background of his life and leisure”, and “nature as a means of advertising”. They testify dynamic processes in the language consciousness. The perspective of the research is a comparative analysis of the concepts of nature (Ukrainian and Polish, Ukrainian and English) according to the different socio-cultural context of the appropriate ethnic groups.

Key words: conceptual sphere “nature”, concept, the language of social networks, cognitive sign.

Vitae

Irina Serebrianska is Doctor of Philology, Associative Professor, Professor of Department of Applied Linguistics at Nizhyn Gogol State University. Her areas of research interests include cogni­tive linguistics, linguoculturology, discourse studies, lexical semantics.

Correspondence: serebryanska@ukr.net


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