Spatial language as object for interdisciplinary research

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Olena Mykhajlivna OBRAZTSOVA
Nataliya Yuriyivna TODOROVA


Introduction. The article analyzes and summarizes the main concepts in the spatial language study within the interdisciplinary framework for the purpose of obtaining comprehensive characteristics of the spatial language and defining the term of the spatial language.  Purpose. It presents an overview of the basic hypotheses for the conceptualization of the spatial cognitive map coding theory and others. The idea of the autonomy of mental processes is present in almost all the hypotheses relevant to space conceptualization.  Results. Core spatial concepts are formed on the basis of empirical knowledge acquired by spatial cognition that is universal due to human physiology.  Human spatial representation system interacts with conceptual structure and language. So some knowledge of the nature of the spatial representation can be gained by analyzing linguistic representation of space.  To determine which spatial concepts become verbalized in language the description of all existing spatial characteristics of objects, all possible spatial relations between them and the spatial relations between objects and pace is given.  Originality. Fundamental terms for spatial relations are often based on concepts from small-scale space. Spatial language is the terms that people use to describe different spatial situations. From the linguistic point of view they can belong to different categories, but in conceptual structure they all contain some spatial information, namely the spatial characteristics of objects, the objects location, movement of objects, spatial relations between objects.  Conclusion. Considering the theory of intertextuality of idioms we assume that the analysis of the verbalization of spatial concepts by phraseological units can be of a particular interest.

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