Models of Semantic Transformations of the Lexemes light and світло at Different Stages of the Evolution of the English and Ukrainian Languages and their Reflection in Poetic Texts


  • І. О. ПРИЩЕПЧУК Київський національний лінгвістичний університет, Ukraine


semantic models, lexemes light and світло, Proto-Indo-European period, metaphorical models


The article deals with the semantic models of the development of the lexemes light and світло beginning from the Proto-Indo-European period. The metaphorical models of the transformations of these lexemes in the English and Ukrainian poetry of the XX – XXI centuries have been revealed. The schemes of the semantic evolution of the lexemes under consideration and their metaphorical shifts in the English and Ukrainian languages have been contrasted