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SOURCE:   Philology. Theory & Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2018. № 3. Part 1. P. 114-117.
SCIENTIFIC AREA: Philological Sciences
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Korotenko Tat'yana Nikolaevna
Ural State University of Railway Transport

Abstract. The article is devoted to the consideration of such linguistic phenomena as conceptual metaphor, polysemy and modality in English from the standpoint of cognitive linguistics. The work analyzes the influence of cognitive human experience on the speed of memorization and the depth of acquisition of foreign lexical units. The notion of "conceptual metaphor" is revealed. The author substantiates the necessity of studying a foreign language not only as a symbolic system, but also as a system of world cognition through the history and culture of representatives of different countries.
Key words and phrases: когнитивная лингвистика, иностранный язык, метафора, семантическое уточнение, когнитивная структура источника, лексические единицы, cognitive linguistics, foreign language, metaphor, semantic clarification, cognitive structure of source, lexical units.
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