Field Structure of the Value Concept “Kindness” in the English Language (Based on the British Media Texts)




value concept, axiological component, field structure of the concept


The aim of this paper is to structurize the concept of KINDNESS representing a part of the British value system. The research is conducted on the basis of media texts evincing the most dynamic source of creating and developing social values.

The analysis of language facts proves that the given value concept represents a complicated structure including nominative, informational and interpretative fields.

The nominative field is represented by the basic lexeme kindness and its synonyms. Semantic components acting as cognitive features of the concept KINDNESS form its informational field, namely in the British media texts.

Special attention is focused on the analysis of the interpretative field that consists of several spheres, among which most axiologically explicant stand out the utilitarian and evaluative spheres. The cognitive features of the utilitarian sphere of the concept are associated with the peculiarities of manifestation and goal-setting of kindness, while the evaluative sphere is determined by combinatory facilities of the lexeme kindness.


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Author Biographies

Asiyat ABDULKADYROVA, Dagestan State University

Postgraduate Student of the English Philology Department, Senior Lecturer of the Foreign Languages Department of the Faculty of Economics of Dagestan State University, Makhachkala, Russia. Her research interests include cognitive and contrastive studies. She is the author (co-author) of more than 10 scientific works. Recent publications: “Concept LOCKDOWN as Value and Anti-Value in the Modern British Society’s Life”, “System and Structure Characteristics of the Sphere of Concepts”.

Khaibat KADACHIEVA, Dagestan State University

Head of the English Philology Department of Dagestan State University, Makhachkala, Russia. Her research interests include cognitive and contrastive studies. She is the author (co-author) of more than 70 scientific works. Recent publications: “Translation of the Meteorological Metaphor (Based on English and Russian Languages)”, “Structuring the Space in the Languages of Different Cultures and Traditions”


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How to Cite

ABDULKADYROVA, . A., & KADACHIEVA, K. (2022). Field Structure of the Value Concept “Kindness” in the English Language (Based on the British Media Texts). WISDOM, 21(1), 131–138.