Anthropocentrism in language and linguistics

Саєвич, Ірина Георгіївна (2015) Anthropocentrism in language and linguistics Наукові записки Вінницького державного педагогічного університету імені Михайла Коцюбинського. Серія: Філологія (мовознавство) (21). pp. 199-205. ISSN 978-966-2337-89-1

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Abstract

The article traces the stages of development of anthropocentric approach to the study of linguistic phenomena and identifies particularly anthropocentric essence of language, first of all, in the formation of a linguistic view of the world. Emphasis is placed on the fact that the foundations of the dominant paradigm for the modern linguistic problems of studying of the lingual person were formulated in the Humboldt’s philosophy of language and became widespread in the doctrine of neohumboldtians. Attention is focused on the processes of categorization, conceptualization and nomination of objects of reality which are important to human existence. It is pointed out that the focus on the human in language actualized in the study of anthropocentric lexis, semantics of which includes a component of “human”, and processes of secondary anthropologization. There are considered cognitive strategies of nomination, which are based on factors of anthropocentrism and anthropomorphism. These factors primarily belong to the archaic worldview and to the mythological picture of the world, and determine the features of the “naive”, domestic conceptualization of reality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: anthropocentrism; anthropomorphism; linguistic view (picture) of the world; a conceptual worldview; categorization, conceptualization; nomination
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Humanitarian Institute > Chair of the Ukrainian Language
Depositing User: Ірина Георгіївна Саєвич
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 07:23
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 07:23
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/10797

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