Demonolexis In Mykola Gogol’s Works: Philosophical and Linguocultural Perspectives
Keywords:demonological lexis, demon name, anthroponym, onym, philosophical aspect, linguoculturological aspect, paganism, mythological system, personification, Christianity
The peculiarities of functioning of demonological lexis in the works of Mykola Gogol in the philosophical and linguocultural perspectives are considered in the article. Demonological lexis is determined to be one of the essential segments of ethnocultural representation. It is projected on linguistic culture and creates a peculiar semiotic culture of a particular ethnic group. Ukrainians’ belief in non-Christian culture various mystical forces along with sincere faith in one God, promotes active development of their spiritual culture and philosophical worldview. It is reflected in the artistic heritage.
The purpose of the article is the analysis of Ukrainian demonology in Mykola Gogol’s works.
The subject of the research is demonological lexis in Mykola Gogol’s works.
The methods such as analysis and synthesis, descriptive, observation, contextual-interpretive, linguistic-stylistic were used for achieving the goal.
Ukrainian demonology is proved to be a part of Slavic mythology identity and its attributive element. The philosophical aspect of the article is realized in demonological magic, the connection of the corporeal, spiritual, soul with the body, psychophysiological phenomena, altered states of reality etc. The authors analyzed the existing classifications of demonological lexis and defined that the Ukrainian demonological lexis forms structural, impaired, open microsystem in its constant development.
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