Ways of Conceptualization German-Language Discourse

  • Kateryna O. Mikhidenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Olena I. Opanasenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Keywords: virtual communication, conflict discourse, conceptual system, categorization, concepts of intercultural reality.

Abstract

The article is devoted to the study of the conceptual picture of German-speaking virtual intercultural reality and the processes of categorization that occur during the confrontation of local inhabitants and foreigners, as well as the definition of concepts objectified in German-language conflict discourse in virtual communication and their verbalization. A theoretical review of modern studies on the actualization of the conceptual system of individuals in linguistic reality in an intercultural context. The processes of categorization and conceptualization of discourse space on the basis of categorical, structural or metaphorical actualization of concepts of intercultural reality are analyzed. It is proposed to divide the concepts verbalized in the analyzed fragments of intercultural conflict discourse into three types: categorical concepts organize the knowledge of subjects about themselves and their environment by dividing and combining the concepts of intercultural discursive space in opposition pairs; structural concepts organize knowledge about the subject according to the structural features of the object through which they are denoted; metaphorical concepts concretize abstract and general ideas with the help of vivid concrete images based on an analogy between two phenomena. 

Author Biographies

Kateryna O. Mikhidenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

lecturer, German Philology and Translation

Olena I. Opanasenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

DSc (History), Associate Professor, German Philology and Translation

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Published
2021-06-23