The Real Psycholinguistic Meaning of a Word and Metaphorically Reinterpreted Component Correlation (Based on English Phraselogical Uni

Document Type: Research Article

Authors

1 Kazan Federal University

2 American University of Central Asia, Bishkek

10.22055/rals.2019.15158

Abstract

A real psycholinguistic meaning of a word can be realized as a well-ordered unity of all semantic components connected with the its sound in a
mother-tongue speaker’s linguistic consciousness. The paper under study presents the analysis of a real psycholinguistic meaning of a word and metaphorically reinterpreted component correlation based on phraseological units related to phraseosemantic field “Musical Knowledge” in the English language. As a result of this analysis it was proved that there is a disparity and in certain cases even a contradiction between a real psycholinguistic meaning of a word and the meaning of the phraseological unit. It can be explained by the fact that associations underlying phraseological units are based on some prototype situations and their meaning is easily predicted from such situations. The analysis has also shown partial and complete correlation between a real psycholinguistic nominative meaning of a word and the seme actualized from the meaning of the phraseological meaning itself. However, our analysis has revealed only several of such cases.

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