Zhura V.V., Rudova Yu.V., Semenova Ye.G. Secondary Somatic Nominations in Media Texts Covering Economy, Business and Politics Spheres

https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2021.5.12

Viktoriya V. Zhura

Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages with a Course of Latin, Volgograd State Medical University

Pavshikh Bortsov Sq., 1, 400131 Volgograd, Russia

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8128-701X

Yuliya V. Rudova

Candidate of Sciences (Philology), Associate Professor, Department of Foreign
Languages with a Course of Latin, Volgograd State Medical University

Pavshikh Bortsov Sq., 1, 400131 Volgograd, Russia

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https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7722-6831

Yelena G. Semenova

Senior Lecturer, Department of Foreign Languages with a Course of Latin, Volgograd State Medical University

Pavshikh Bortsov Sq., 1, 400131 Volgograd, Russia

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https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9027-494X


Abstract. The article set out to reveal the specific features of secondary somatic nominations in media texts in the spheres of economy, business, and politics. The significance of the problem under study is implied by a need for elucidating the evolution of language consciousness by shedding light on how corporeal lexis in the Russian language is involved in verbalization of reality in the spheres in question. The study demonstrated that secondary somatic nominations evolve due to transformation of the meaning of a linguistic unit, whose primary meaning is associated with various aspects of the human body existence. This transformation of the meaning seems to be a common way of denotating reality in the texts under investigation. We specified the sources of somatic expansion, whose semantic content is most frequently redefined in the thematic fields in question. We also identified the denotation areas (conceptual fields) where corporeal lexis is used in their secondary meanings. Our research demonstrated considerable pragmatic potential of the texts including somatic linguistic units. We established that their evaluative content results from axiological connotations associated with various corporeal concepts in the Russian linguoculture. Their expressiveness is achieved due to imagery created by unusual contextualization of somatic linguistic units. The results of the current study made it possible to establish the ways of transforming the meanings of somatic linguistic units in the investigated spheres in the Russian language. Transformation of the meanings of somatic lexis occurs by using metaphors, metonymy, similes, irony, epithets, oxymoron, gradation, language game, etc.

Key words: media text, economy, business, politics, somatic linguistic unit, somatic lexis, secondary meaning, axiology.

Citation. Zhura V.V., Rudova Yu.V., Semenova Ye.G. Secondary Somatic Nominations in Media Texts Covering Economy, Business and Politics Spheres. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 2. Yazykoznanie [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. Linguistics], 2021, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 153-166. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2021.5.12

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