Concept Of Try In English And Russian Linguistic Cultures


The paper deals with the study of the framework concept of TRY in English and Russian linguocultures. The definition of concept is given and its research methodology is described. The use of the field approach to the examination of the English and Russian concepts of TRY allows distinguishing the nuclear and peripheral components of the corresponding lexico-semantic fields of Try in the English and Russian languages. The method of component analysis is used for the explication of their semantic structure. Conceptual analysis allows distinguishing the concepts in their dual function, also general scientific methods of comparison and generalization are used. The degree of “intensity”, sensory concreteness, clarity, or, in other words, the prototypical character of the feature for native speakers determines whether the lexical unit belongs to the core or periphery of the lexico-semantic field. Conducted lexicographical and contextual analysis has revealed the areas of matching and disagreement of the Russian and English concepts. The coinciding components include “making an effort to do something”, “an unsuccessful effort” and “sporting events, tournaments”. The English concept demonstrates more elaborate inner structure as compared with the Russian one. Some components of the English concept connected with the idea of success/successfulness and assault/war correspond to the lacunas in the Russian concept. This nonidentity is explained by the national specifics of the concepts under investigation resulting from the features of national history, culture and traditions.

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Sociolinguistics, linguistics, semantics, discourse analysis, translation, interpretation

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Batitskaya, V. V., Gurin, V. V., Obletsova, E. V., Ignatyeva, E. P., & Dvorak, E. V. (2020). Concept Of Try In English And Russian Linguistic Cultures. In & D. K. Bataev (Ed.), Social and Cultural Transformations in the Context of Modern Globalism» Dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of Turkayev Hassan Vakhitovich, vol 92. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 2241-2249). European Publisher.