Linguistic and Cultural Studies: The Quest for New Ideas

  • Vitalii Kononenko Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University
Keywords: linguistic and cultural studies, text, discourse, word, literary image, metaphor, symbol, concept, lingual identity


The article highlights the principles of researching into text from the interdisciplinary
linguistic and cultural perspective. Cognitological analysis of linguistic and extralinguistic cultural
meanings reveals that there exist of specific linguistic and aesthetic formations best presented
through the ‘language – culture – identity’ triad. One of the components of literary discourse is
monocultural layer, which secures the continuity of national cultural tradition; researching into it,
one should take into account mental and historical, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and other
factors. Linguistic and aesthetic analysis helps to establish the system of linguistic and cultural
means (metaphorization, imagery, verbal symbols, linguistic conceptualization, connotative
meanings), which reveals its potential in literary texts. The lingual identity as a general notional
category shows its nationally-oriented characteristics through the dichotomies of ‘addresseraddressee’ , ‘author-reader’, ‘narrator-narratee’ and is presented in the author’s idiolect

How to Cite
KononenkoV. 2014. Linguistic and Cultural Studies: The Quest for New Ideas. Journal of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University. 1, 4 (Dec. 2014), 35-45. DOI: