The concept of FAMILY TREE in the light of of myth-oriented semiosis: a linguo-cultural sketch

Колесник, Олександр Сергійович (2013) The concept of FAMILY TREE in the light of of myth-oriented semiosis: a linguo-cultural sketch Науковий вісник Чернівецького університету (667). pp. 220-233.

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Abstract

The article considers the concept of FAMILY TREE in terms of linguo-semiotics of myth. We apply the theory of myth-oriented semiosis to the verbal representations of the said phenomenon's components. The FAMILY TREE concept is treated off as a metaphorically projected blend of the KIN concept and the mythic concept of the WORLD TREE. Etymological and linguo-cultural peculiarities of the indicated concepts' designations are highlighted. The common features explicated in Germanic, Celtic, Slavic and Romance designations appear to be the ideas of a shaft (i.e. a relatively stable channel connecting various spheres of life), of growth and expansion (basic features of an open sustainable system capable of multiplying its informational segments), of being straight / true / light (i.e. synergetic towards the systems it connects). The symmetry of the tree refers to the myth-related universal sub-system :: system :: over-system triad as well as the universal notions of causality, analogy, alternative vectors of systems' development etc. The structure of the tree is projected onto the family members. Their functions are determined in the context of the myth-suggested interpretations of the fundamental energies (traditionally associated with the Elements) that shape the world and the man as their transmitter. Each member of the Family is responsible for fulfilling a set of functions determined by the corresponding energy type. Thus we speak of the Family Tree as a certain multi-dimensional energy-informational matrix, a shared filed comprising family members. This field stimulates individual and collective growth as well as provides enthropy resistance in various types of activity

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: system; tree; hierarchy; concept; stem
Subjects: Articles in journals > Збірники наукових праць
Divisions: Institutes > Humanitarian Institute > Chair of German Philology
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Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2015 20:38
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2015 20:38
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/4106

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