Comparative and semasiological study of denotative water class units in English and French

  • T. S. Nifanova Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov - Russia
Keywords: denotative class, word meaning, convergence, divergence, comparative and semasiological approach.


The surrounding world can be described by a person on several levels, including the language level. In linguistics, this global problem has been systematically studied only in fragments. Thus, it was suggested that there is an internal logic of language, which determines the choice of certain ways of verbalization of objective reality, and also separate studies were conducted showing that in the meaning of lexical units, the nature of the subject’s entry into the world is embodied in a certain set of features. Comparative and semasiological studies of various aspects of this problem are rare.  Meanwhile, they would: a) detect which parts of the sensible world can be expressed in a certain language, and by means of what linguistic resources; b) dissect the selectivity of languages for the broadcast of certain physical parameters and their emotional and evaluative nuance; c) identify a set of properties of those segments of reality which demonstrate a predominant perceptual interest forbearer of mapped cultures.


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Author Biography

T. S. Nifanova , Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov - Russia

Corresponding author. Doctor of Philological Sciences (Advanced Doctor), Professor Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov


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Nifanova , T. S. (2019). Comparative and semasiological study of denotative water class units in English and French. Religación. Revista De Ciencias Sociales Y Humanidades, 4(21), 162-166. Retrieved from