Means of expressing the semantic field of a mental component within deficiency category in russian

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Abstract

This article deals with expressive means and structure of a mental component within deficiency category in Russian. The semantic field of the mental component of the category of deficiency has been represented by the core including three components, and near and distant peripheries in Russian. The core of the semantic field of deficiency in Russian has been presented by the following components – medical terms of mental diseases and brain pathologies, lexemes, and phrases within the concept of defects in mental development, language means denoting psychological disorders. Periphery near the center includes the informal style lexis. The further semantic sphere has been depicted with the euphemisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-67
Number of pages8
JournalXLinguae
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Category
  • Deficiency
  • Mental component
  • Russian
  • Semantic field

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language

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