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A Lexicographic Description of the Concept “Anger” 21

Yarovikova Y.V.
PhD in Philology, Associate professor of the department of foreign and Russian philology, Moscow State University of Psychological and Education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2097-8597
e-mail: yarovikovayuv@mgppu.ru

Abstract
The paper seeks to outline the content of the concept “anger” as it is represented both in print and online lexicographic resources. The study is based upon the data gained directly from mono- and bilingual thesauruses, dictionaries of etymology, phraseology and idioms. The subject of the study is the semantic structure of the lexeme “anger” that names the corresponding concept in the English language. Etymological, definitional and contextual analyses revealed the lexeme’s diachronic transformations that underlie its semantics in Modern English. The data obtained in the analyses also contributed to identifying a wide range of usual cognitive characteristics that constitute the notional component of the concept. The choice of this issue is determined primarily by linguists’ continuing interest in representing a person’s interior by language means. The findings of the study make a contribution to the further development of issues relating to the linguistic expression of the human inner world in Modern Germanic languages from linguocognitive and anthropological perspectives.

Keywords: anger, concept, lexeme, archiseme, usual cognitive characteristics

Column: General and Comparative Historical Linguistics

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2020070112

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