STRUCTURAL FEATURES OF LEXICOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF ABSTRACT NOUNS IN ENGLISH DEFINING DICTIONARY


  • Oksana Vovkodav
Keywords: abstract noun, model, defining dictionary, definition

Abstract

The article under consideration deals with the problem of structural features of lexicographic representation of abstract vocabulary. The relevance of the study is determined by the peculiarity of the lexicographic representation. The initial position was taken with abstract nouns and formed the basis for the formation of grammatical models. A vocabulary is a mandatory attribute for those whose domain is closely related to foreign languages. The meaning of the word in the dictionary is explained with a specially chosen lexical material. Dictionary definition is the main way of representation of the semantic structure of linguistic units (Y. D. Apresyan, A. I. Kiselevsky, V. V. Vinogradov, V. V. Dubichinsky, N. Y. Shvedovа, etc.). Due to its conciseness, a dictionary article explains an abstract noun by providing the necessary explanatory information without delaying the user’s thinking. An absolute understanding of the meaning of a word is achieved in a descriptive way. Dictionary interpretation allows to isolate certain grammatical models and to make a grammatical analysis of structural models. The significant difference in the interpretation of the word, which is the main basis of the definition, contains only certaincharacteristics of persons, objects which are understood only by the way the qualifying word is presented.

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Published
2021-08-02
How to Cite
Vovkodav, O. (2021). STRUCTURAL FEATURES OF LEXICOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF ABSTRACT NOUNS IN ENGLISH DEFINING DICTIONARY. Anglistics and Americanistics, 1(18), 24-31. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15421/382104
Section
RELEVANT ISSUES OF LINGUISTICS