Mode of Understanding the Terms "Concept" and "Folklore Concept" in Modern Humanities

Valentyna Teleutsia, Alla Pavlova, Liliia Sydorenko, Neonila Tilniak, Yuliya Kapliyenko-Iliuk, Natalia Venzhynovych


The urgency of the study is explained by the importance of a thorough study of typology and classification of concepts in terms of modern cognitive linguistics, linguoculturology, history, ethnolinguistics, philosophy and psychology, including folklore concept as a set of signs that form a semiotic model of national and cultural experience and allow in-depth study of cultural processes in the light of historical and national factors. The aim of the article is to try to comprehend the concept and folklore concept from the standpoint of modern researchers working in various fields of humanities, to analyse, compare the main aspects of studying the problem, considering industry specific features. The main research method is a theoretical method that involves analysis, synthesis, generalisation of the theoretical basis on this topic, and the subject of study – the term concept as a tool of scientific analysis, mental construct and unit of consciousness. The article identifies the main structural and classification features of concepts, diversity of views on the problem of folklore concept from the standpoint of scholars from different fields of humanities and representatives of different cultural strata, the specific features of Ukrainian folklore are considered in detail on the example of texts of thoughts, historical songs, songs-chronicles, wedding songs, carols, Christmas carols, ballads. The materials presented in this paper will help to clarify the specific features and breadth of the mode of understanding certain cultural, folklore and historical phenomena at the intersection of various humanities and social sciences.

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