Alternative worlds through secondary designation and secondary mythology

Колесник, Олександр Сергійович (2016) Alternative worlds through secondary designation and secondary mythology Актуальні проблеми філології та перекладознавства : Збірник наукових праць., 2 (10). pp. 33-40. ISSN 2415-7929

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The poly-semantic nature and multi-functional character of lingual codes determine their use as a tool of designating various states of affairs pertaining to the worlds of diverse nature and degree of reality. The paper addresses the issue of mythic space as both the nucleus of ethnic world-views and a container of basic irrational axioms implemented in categorizing the world or generating allegedly rational models of social behaviour and discourse activities. The said phenomena are tackled within the framework of previously suggested theory of myth-oriented semiosis. The article discusses the dynamic pattern of lingual codes' adaptation and modifications responsible for transformations within the semantic fields of national cultures. Our interpretations of lingual data are interdisciplinary and combine analytical and synthetic inferences. They allow highlighting certain analogies between systemic developments occurring in languages, at the cognitive level of human activities, in the informational fields of national cultures that shape the patterns of social and communicative activities etc. Special attention is paid to the language units representing the mythic concept DRAGON in various languages both at the level of etymology, diachronic textual representation and linguo-cognitive plane. Similar procedure is carried out in regard to the names of professional clubs of the four major North American leagues. In both cases primary irrational mythic "programs" are identified as the bases for secondary myths that determine the trajectories of corresponding scenarios.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: myth; operator; semiosis; system; domain
Subjects: Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: Професор Олександр Сергійович Колесник
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 11:44
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2016 11:44

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