Makhanova Galina Evgenyevna, Postgraduate student, Bryansk State University named after academician I. G. Petrovsky (14 Bezhitskaya street, Bryansk, Russia), email@example.com
Background. The concept of “boredom”, one of components of the Russian concept sphere, is considered as a reflection of semantic and structural elements of the mental world in A. P. Chekhov’s texts. The established language units nominating the concept and its signs in texts of the writer serve as a material for creation of a cognitive model of the concept of “boredom”, its macrofields. The paper identifies and analyzes the means of conceptual nucleus explication.
Materials and methods. The card file, made by the method of continuous selec-tion of art texts and A. P. Chekhov’s letters, and also lexicographic sources served as the research material. The leading methods of research were definitional and se-mantic-cognitive analyses allowing to consider ways of language realization of the concept and to simulate its structure by the field principle with allocation of a kernel and the periphery.
Results. The research results can be used in practice of text interpretation, and also serve as a material for further studying of the concept.
Conclusions. Studying of representation of the particular concept on the material of works of art and letters of the national writer is important for understanding the features of his outlook and systems of values; it supplements the understanding of features of the Russian language consciousness.
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