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Linguistic and cultural interpretation metaphors from the N.S.Leskov's tale "Lefty" 926


Pavlishak T.A.
PhD in Philology, Department of Linguodidactic and Intercultural Communication, Faculty of Foreign Languages, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia

The article is devoted to consideration of metaphor from the perspective of cultural linguistics and cognitive science. It highlights selected metaphors from the N.S. Leskov's tale and discovers their didactic potential through disclosure of some characteristics of interpretation as a productive activity.

Keywords: metaphor, figurative language, figurative language, cognitive linguistics, metaphorical thinking, theory of conceptual metaphor, linguistic and cultural interpretation, productive activity, communicative skills, cognitive structure, story, genre.

Column: Intercultural Communication and Problems of Globalization: Psycho-, Socio- and Ethnolinguistics


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