THE SUBSPHERE “UNIVERSUM” – A CONCEPTUAL FIELD OF THE POLITICAL METAPHOR IN THE UKRAINIAN AND ENGLISH

  • N. V. Kabantseva
Keywords: conceptual field, politics, political metaphor, conceptosphere, subsphere, universum

Abstract

The article is devoted to the study of the subsphere “Universum” as a conceptual field of political metaphor on the basis of the Ukrainian and English languages. The conceptual fields in the political metaphor on the basis of journalistic discourse of the Ukrainian and English languages are filled with cultural and universal specifics, where the person models a political reality. The objective spatial reality of the subsphere “Universum” includes metaphors for the designation of objects and characteristics of space and movement, movement in space, perception of color, sound, and scent, is likened to objects and subjects of political processes. The presented subsphere includes and describes the phenomena of political life in images that cover the parameters of the world, they are universal and can characterize both human activity. The specific features of the subsphere “Universum” as a conceptual field of a political metaphor are its heterogeneity, since it includes and describes the phenomena of political life in images that encompass the parameters of the surrounding world of the human. The subsphere “Universum” in the Ukrainian and English languages includes the fundamental donor conceptual sphere “Outworld”. The phenomena of the external world are included into this sphere, they exist beyond the will of the person, on which he can influence indirectly. Thus, the subsphere “Universum” consists of two conceptual fields: “Space and movement” and “Perception of surrounding reality”. The semantic filling of these conceptual fields is divided into frames in both languages of the given research. The investigation’s degree of study and the lingvo-cognitive features of the subsphere “Universum” are discovered. The frequency of using the metaphors in the political discourse of the presented subsphere and connotations’ correlation of the subsphere “Universum” is analyzed and the comparative analysis of the obtained results on the material of both languages of the research is given.

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Published
2020-12-21
How to Cite
Kabantseva, N. V. (2020). THE SUBSPHERE “UNIVERSUM” – A CONCEPTUAL FIELD OF THE POLITICAL METAPHOR IN THE UKRAINIAN AND ENGLISH. Bulletin of Zaporizhzhia National University. Philological Sciences, 1(1), 69-73. https://doi.org/10.26661/2414-9594-2020-1-1-10