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Bulletin of the MRSU / Section "Linguistics" / 2011 № 1.


E.A. Kytmanova

CONCEPTUAL AND DEFINITION-BASED CHARACTERISTICS OF LINGUO-CULTURAL TYPE «COMEDIAN» IN GRAHAM GREENE’S WORKS. In: Bulletin of the Moscow Region State University (electronic journal), 2011, no. 1, pp. 73-83.


UDC Index: 81'42

Date of publication: Page: 73 - 83

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The author proceeds from the assumption that all characters of a literary work form a generalized image of man which is interpreted in linguistics as a concept. The recognized images of the representatives of certain cultures – the so-called linguo-cultural types possessing conceptual, image and value characteristics – could be distinguished within the concept. On the basis of dictionary definitions the article aims at modelling the linguo-cultural type of “comedian” drawn from works by Graham Greene. The basic features of “comedian” have been distinguished and conclusions have been made about its peculiarities in Russian and English speaking cultures as well as Graham Greene’s literary works.

Key words

image, character, concept, national character, linguo-cultural type, conceptual and definition-based characteristics, conceptual aspect, imaginative and perceptual aspect, value aspect, linguoculture

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