S-Space College of Humanities (인문대학) Institute for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (러시아문화권연구소) 러시아연구 (Russian Studies) 러시아연구 Volume 16 Number 1/2 (2006)
도상적 메타포를 통한 ДУⅢΑ의 개념화에 대한 연구 - СЕРДЦЕ, УМ과의 비교를 통하여
A Study on the Conceptualization of Russian Dusha through Ikonic Metaphors - In Comparison with Serdce and Um
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- 서울대학교 러시아연구소
- 러시아연구, Vol.16 No.2, pp. 229-269
- The Russian word dusha is known as one of the crucial keywords in understanding Russian culture and Russian national character. This study attempts to clarify the distinctive semantic characteristics of dusha by exploring its metaphorization. Through paradigmatic comparison with other key mental lexicon referring to cognition and emotion, and its syntagmatic collocational features, I attempted to identify the semantic value of dusha. In contrast with other comparable words, such as serdce and urn, the concept of dusha is comprehensive and integrating: it encompasses human cognition and emotion, subjectivity and objectivity, spirituality and morality. Thus dusha is a superordinate term overarching such hyponyms as urn and serdce. Dusha and serdce are often construed as synonyms in human emotional dimension and as often interchangeable in collocations and idioms, but I argued that dusha is different from serdce in that the former is introspective and transcendental, while the latter is involved in human relationships and is inseparable from the surrounding living conditions. Further, Russian urn is a functional concept with matelialistic value, which can influence humans in reality. For Russians something surpassing urn can reveal real truth under the visible world, which is inscrutable like sud'ba.
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