Author (s): Nabok A.

Work place:

Nabok A.

candidate of Philology;

Associate Professor at the Department of the Foreign Languages;

Academy of the State Penitentiary Service, Chernihiv, Ukraine;

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2020. № 1 (4): 75–84


The article focuses on the modern issues of human conceptualization of the world. Nowadays informational society is characterized by the shift from real reality to a media reality, which dominates in all spheres of human activity and interaction. Consequently, image schemas have appeared to become the main way of conceptualizing the world. Internet news discourse as a dominating type of media discourse is represented by news, focusing on the most relevant and striking world events. The purpose of the article. The aim of the given paper is to reveal nominal units, verbalizing image-schemas in Internet news discourse. The material of the research is the BBC news stories. Methodology. To analyze verbal representation of reality in Internet news discourse the author turned to Image schemas, which are the basis for certain cognitive models or mental representations as ways of categorizing or structuring our knowledge about the world. Being directly meaningful preconceptual structures image schemas arise from, or are grounded in human recurrent bodily movements through space, perceptual interactions, and ways of manipulating objects. Results. It has been proved that while representing and percepting events and their constituents the producer and the recipient engage image-schemas as basic abstract mental structures, which play a fundamental role in various cognitive semantic processes. The author of this article uses image-schemas to demonstrate the indivisible nature of language and cognition. The paper describes the essence of the most important image-schemas (CENTER-PERIPHERY; NEAR-FAR; UP-DOWN; CONTAINER; SURFACE; PATH; CYCLE) and their modifications. The value of the article. The originality of the paper lies in verbal representation of image schemas as a cognitive phenomenon, which manifests itself in the nominal filling of news texts, while representing different types of events and their constituents and verbalizing main groups of these pre-conceptual structures.

Key words: media reality, English-language Internet discourse of news, conceptualization, cognitive activity, image-schemes, verbalization.


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