At the Crossroads of Worlds: lingual representations of the FOREST concept in the light of mythic semiotics

Колесник, Олександр Сергійович (2017) At the Crossroads of Worlds: lingual representations of the FOREST concept in the light of mythic semiotics Науковий вісник Чернівецького університету. германська філологія. (784). pp. 51-68. ISSN 2518-7090

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Abstract

Various developments in conntmporary ethnic cultures and ways of approaching the fundamental challenges that the mankind has to face impact the basic axioms responsible for configuring and "tuning" respective worldviews. The said axiomatic informational quanta are traditionally associated with myth while the irrational part of human psyche employs them as basic operators defining the range and trajectories of multi-vectored "fuzzy" categorization of the world. In the context of global transformations followed by the transition towards neo-anthropocentric, eco-centric categorization patterns the mentioned mythic axioms become reprofiled and acquire new features. The article considers designation units denoting the concept of FOREST in various European languages. The analysis is carried out within the framework of the myth-oriented semmiosis theory. Primary attention is paid to comparative and integrating studyof etymology of the concept's names. The article also considers linguo-cultural and linguo-conceptual features of the designation units representing FOREST in texts ofdifferent historic periods. The article introduces a model of the concept's contents implementing non-classical logic and elements of frame modeling. The paper highlights certain situational associative clusters of semantic features (and corresponding conceptualized informational quanta) that shape universal patterns of people's treating the FOREST. We also draw inferences regarding both MAN's auto-destructive nature and a number of paradoxes marking the interaction of MAN and FOREST as live sustainable systems. The article employs interdisciplinary approach towards the analysis of lingual data and expands the myth-oriented semiosis theory that addresses the means of creating worldviews and alternative worlds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: biocenose; forest; system; stem; fractal; designation
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Інститут філології > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: Професор Олександр Сергійович Колесник
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2017 10:09
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 08:51
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/20023

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