The Asymmetry in the Structures of the Variants of the Concept the Tatar Language in the Tatar, Russian and English-Speaking Mentaleses

  •  Ilvira Ildusovna Kuznetsova    


The author of this article analyzes the results of a series of the free associative experiments with a view to identify the specific features of the basic layers and interpretive fields of the concepts Tatar Tele/Tatarskiy Yazyk/the Tatar Language in the Tatar monolingual and bilingual, Russian and English-speaking mentaleses. The author comes to the conclusion that of the concepts have different representations in the above mentioned mentaleses. The relevance of the chosen topic is determined by the necessity to single out structural particularities of the concepts under study. The author is interested in the level of the streotypeness of the concepts and ethnical identification of the linguistic identity of the Tatar, Russian and English native-speakers. The additional relevance to the present research is given by the problem of natural and artificial bilingualism.

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