Componential Analysis as a Fundamental Senses Microsystem in W.S. Maugham’s ‘THEATRE’

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Identification of fundamental senses in the work “Theatre” by the outstanding British writer and playwright W.S. Maugham was an objective of this research. In the given work both the conceptual analysis and the componential analysis of the main character Julia Lambert`s sphere of concepts was used. The componential analysis of the revealed lexico-semantic group of the words representing a concept “theater” showed a microsystem of the meanings having two main ones at its core: LIE, belonging to the concept sphere of theater - TRUTH, concerning the concept sphere of reality.

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Larissa Ya Kozlova

Military Space Academy named after A.F. Mozhaisky

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Ph.D. in Philology; Associate Professor of Foreign Languages Chair

St. Petersburg, Russia


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