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Literary Сriticism


  • Lassan E


The author of the article assumes that the opposition «a road — a way» is equally significant for the Russian culture as the opposition «a home — a road». The author provides the semantic analysis of the names «a road» and «a way» and demonstrates that the senses bound with these sign structures are nonidentical. Despite some social modifications the idea of infinite motion, which is implied by the concept «a road», is immanent to the Russian culture. The concept «a way» implies the availability of the aim — a limit, clear landmarks. Hence one more possible opposition of the culture «travelling — wondering» arises. The Russian culture, according to the author, belongs to «the culture of wondering», the basic concept for which is the concept of «a road» not of «a way».

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Lassan, E. . (2008). PHILOLOGICAL CONCEPTUALISM AND DISCURSOLOGY Bulletin of the Moscow City Pedagogical University. Series "Pedagogy and Psychology", # 3, 2008,
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