EXISTENTIAL CONCEPT OF DEATH IN SUPERSTITIOUS MIND (BASED ON HUMAN-ORIENTED POPULAR SUPERSTITIONS)

Abstract: 

The article deals with the lexical semantic field of смерть/death in the system of popular superstitions. The author shows the existential concept of death, conducts the attributive and predicative combinatory analysis of Russian and English lexemes of the field, and examines the semantics of metaphoric under-standing of death in popular Russian and English superstitions.

Key words: 

popular superstitions, comparative studying, semantics, lexical semantic field of death, Russian, English.

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