Conceptual Sphere as a Set of Concepts in Cognitive Linguistics

T. E. Khraban


In the article the modern theoretical understanding of the category conceptual sphere in cognitive linguistic was represented. Also definitions of conceptual sphere are stated by researchers were given, row of conceptual synonyms were analyzed as well as mutual relationship of the formers were found out. In the article it is noted that the semantic sphere of different languages is differed both for content of verbalized concepts and for principles of their structure organization. On its part, the semiotic sphere, as well as the semantic sphere, has nuclear and peripheral attributes (options). The set of semiotic spheres creates semiotic space. The set of semantic and semiotic spheres, those are in an interconnected space, create conditions for appearance of spheres of the more high order – conceptual sphere. The conceptual 
sphere is constructed for the same principle that and two previous: It also has a nucleus and a peripheral, it  also is both discrete and inseparable. The study of concepts and conceptual spheres requires the account of culture diversity of world 
because not only the real world, which surrounds a man, but and national character of people, morality, system of values, world attitude, mentality, lifestyle, traditions, vision of the world. The fact of presence in the activity of some linguistic ethnic community in the principle of such conceptual spheres not denies possibilities of their differences taking into account of both the peculiarities of the fold semiotic spheres and the peculiarities of names in the semantic space.


conceptual sphere; concept; cognitive linguistics; linguistic-cultural approach; conceptual system; semantic sphere; semantic sphere; space


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