The concepts of "beauty" and "pathology" within the biological component of deviation category

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The article deals with the analysis of means of expressing the category of deviation in the English language. The consideration of this category is connected with significant research interest in classifying different kinds of deviation distinguished by many sciences including linguistics. The author describes the language means of expressing the concepts Beauty and Pathology as the elements of biological component of the deviation category in the English language, considers the category of deviation, expressed by the words of general semantics with root devia-, and concludes that the concretization of the meanings of mentioned above words occurs by means of the analysis of their contextual correlations with language units, representing the concepts Beauty, Pathology, included in the sphere of deviation. These mental units are the part within the hierarchical structure of deviation category, the peculiar feature of this structure is the presence of hyper-hyponym relations in it.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Biological component
  • Category
  • Concept
  • Deviation
  • Hierachy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language

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