To the Problem of Researching Individual Concepts in Author’s Texts

Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates


2020, Vol. 6. № 1 (21)

To the Problem of Researching Individual Concepts in Author’s Texts

For citation: Razumkova N. V. 2020. “To the Problem of Researching Individual Concepts in Author’s Texts”. Tyumen State University Herald. Humanities Research. Humanitates, vol. 6, no. 1 (21), pp. 6-19. DOI: 10.21684/2411-197X-2020-6-1-6-19

About the author:

Nadezhda V. Razumkova, Cand. Sci. (Philol.), Associate Professor, Department of Russian Language and Linguistics, University of Tyumen;; ORCID: 0000-0003-3260-2076


This article reviews the text concept studies on the material of a Russian poem and its translation into Chinese within the framework of the anthropological linguistics. The study of individual concepts, embodying the ethical and aesthetic values of a creative person, is relevant and promising for the further development of establishing their role in the implementation of a writer’s individual style in translation. The author analyzes the lexical-semantic space, which implements a fragment of the content of the universal concept of HOME, presented in the original and translated texts.

The author presents a linguistic experiment carried out among Chinese students. Its purpose was to consider the cognitive (indicative, figurative, and situational) basis of the content of the translation and the degree of its compliance with the author’s intention. The tasks include the description of translation transformations as well as interpretation of the mental reactions of Chinese respondents.

The results obtained indicate that the author’s representation of the HOME concept is achieved through the use of cognitive structures, associated with Russian traditional views. The representation of the discursive concept by interpreters is accompanied by cognitive refraction in terms of the associative development of thoughts. Literary translation is seen as an indirect act of intercultural communication, the subjects of which — the author, translator, and reader — have a set of individual characteristics, lining up on the principle of following an ethnic cultural standard to individual-emotional and gender marked manifestations.


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