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Volgina Olga Vyacheslavovna1, Korataeva Oksana Evgenyevna2, Shirokova Maria Alexandrovna3
1Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Arzamas Branch), Ph. D
2Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Arzamas Branch), student
3Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (Arzamas Branch), student

The article analyses the peculiarities of using Russian and English spatial prepositions determined by different conceptualization of spatial relations in the linguistic world-image of the two nations. The authors show how the differences in the semantics of Russian and English prepositions may be caused by different perception and, therefore, linguistic coding of the spatial scene.

Keywords: cognitive linguistics, language picture of the world, spatial concepts, spatial prepositions, spatial relations

Category: 10.00.00 Philology

Article reference:
English and Russian prepositions: conceptualization of spatial relations // Modern scientific researches and innovations. 2015. № 12 [Electronic journal]. URL: http://web.snauka.ru/en/issues/2015/12/61095

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