Verbal representation of HELL: myth-semiotic and linguo-cultural dimensions

Колесник, Олександр Сергійович (2020) Verbal representation of HELL: myth-semiotic and linguo-cultural dimensions Наукові записки. Серія: Філологічні науки (187). ISSN 978-617-653-071-8

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The article analyzes language means verbalizing the mythic concept of Hell. The paper employs the methodology of M-logic that encompasses a number of assumptions concerning the eco-centric (rather than anthropocentric) focus of interpretations, irrational premises of cognition and rationalization of reality, fuzzy nature of objects and phenomena involved in multidimensional interactions, non-linear causative correlations of the said phenomena and respective generic systems, quantum peculiarities of verbally conveyed informational clusters, enigmatic nature of systems' development at bifurcation points as well as systems' inverse fluctuations. The basic ideas of the employed methodology is the recognition of the world's images' plurality and, in the broader sense, the recognition of systems' multidimensional existence and variability of shapes organized as a multiverse. The article suggests a multidisciplinary universalia-oriented interpretation of the concept names' etymology. HELL is identified as a mythic concept that reflects the idea of the "other world" i.e. a reality comprising systemically organized objects and phenomena whose etiology and principles of interaction make it empirically inaccessible. Language units denoting HELL reflect the diachronic loss of ethnic ideas of the "other world". Respective meanings are merged with the content of the mythic concepts provided by the secondary Christian mythology. Further analysis allows identifying linguo-cognitive premises, semantic and functional characteristics of the language units denoting HELL in the English lyrics authored by the present-day rock musicians. Specific conceptual network verbalized in rock-discourse contributes to the creation of a respective subculture and a worldview. The analyzed language signs manifest axiological inversions and metaphoric interpretations of the concept's content implying the worlds' proximity, hierarchical re-orientation, qualitative interpretation etc.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: system; stem; semantics; hell; alternative world; subculture
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет романо-германської філології > Кафедра германської філології
Depositing User: Професор Олександр Сергійович Колесник
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2020 10:44
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2020 10:44

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