On the Semantic Sphere and Linguo-Psychological Essence of Predicative

  •  Turana Guloghlan Mammadova    


The present study analyzes the semantic sphere and linguo-psychological essence of the category of predicative. As the scientific basis of the study, the theory of psychological field and the theory of Linguo-Psychological Unity (LPU) is referred to. In accordance with the theory of the psychological field, each concept or frame is in possession of its own semantic sphere. The current study is devoted to the semantic sphere consisting of 1) the nucleus, 2) the nuclear-adjacent zone and 3) the periphery. The grammatical categories of a language also possess their own semantic spheres and the article aims to scrutinize the semantic sphere of the category of predicativity in compliance with psychological nature of a language.

The theory of LPU proves that the form and meaning of linguistic units are abstract concepts formulated by a man himself. Until a unit of reality is fully perceived and given a name, it undergoes threefold generalization or abstraction. While remembering any unit of reality a person makes reference to merely one of these properties or features. This research also provides the explanation of generalization or abstraction by applying various linguistic methods of investigation that will be clarified below. Thus, when information about a unit of reality is saved, it is generalized or abstracted for the first time. Remembering self-contrived features, a person believes and claims that he perceives a unit of reality. Thereby, information about the unit of reality being stored in the main memory is generalized or abstracted for the second time. The unit of reality is not understood as it exists in objective reality and secondly, the name given to it is of a completely arbitrary character. By assigning such an arbitrary name to a unit of reality, the related information stored in the main memory is abstracted for the third time. The theoretical significance of the paper is that the tendency used by us to approach morphological issues from linguo-psychological viewpoint lay the foundation for further study the this trend.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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