Pragmatic Apparatus – Cultural and Cognitive Structure of the Omen: Epistemology, Axiology and Pragmatics

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Abstract by Tyshchenko, Oleh Palchevska, Oleksandra Korolyov, Igor

The article presents the cognitive categorization principles in different ritual and non-ritual situations. The semantics, structure and pragmatics of omens as well as that of the related cultural concepts in the archetypal world model is based on ethnosemiotic and cognitive analysis aspects, folklore pragmatics elements and the cultural text verbal magic. The omens realize such significant for folk culture oppositions as good-evil, life-death, top-bottom, male-female, etc., as well as the connection with various traditional culture codes – action, ?bject, zoomorphic, artifactual, sociomorphic, verbal and so on. As a holistic cultural and cognitive macrosign, taken in the unity of functions, conceptospheres and semantic oppositions, the omen is organized according to the principle of situation-event cognitive cluster – action – reaction, forecast – belay, embodied in profiling a cultural prescription or taboo. As a cultural and folklore genre, the omens are based on the collective experience and are fixed in the collective memory as a correlation of two situations (events) that are in causal connection (predictive – predictable) fixed by folk tradition. The main attention is paid to the pragmatic and axiological properties of the omens, epistemological and ontological principles of their organization in the compared Slavic and non-Slavic linguistic (English) cultures.

Publication: LSULS Digital Repository (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

Pub Date: 2021 Doi:

Keywords: cognitive structure of the omen, forecast, frame, conceptosphere, axiology, chrononym, calendar saying, semantic attraction (Plenty more sections and references in this research article)

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