THE CONCEPTS SAFETY/SECURITY AND ITS REPRESENTATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Liudmyla Yasnohurska
Keywords: concept, safety, security, threat, verbalization, protection, consciousness

Abstract

The article is devoted to studying the peculiarities of the lexical verbalization of the concepts SAFETY/SECURITY in the Eng­lish language worldview on the basis of the comparative analysis of their components, including the basic elements and their de­rivatives. The author supposes that the scope of the concepts SAFETY/SECURITY in the English language worldview is based on the general meaning “protection, protection from risks, threats or lack of them”. It is security that is the cornerstone that ensures the stable functioning of a human in society and society itself as a whole. In this regard, the problem of perception and understanding of SAFETY/SECURITY concept is becoming especially relevant in today’s society. This article examines the implementation of the SAFETY/SECURITY concept in the English language picture of the world. The purpose of this study is to set the boundaries of the SAFETY/SECURITY concept in English on the basis of a study of the categorical definitions related to safety / security that make up the core of the concept and their derivatives. The following dictionaries were used for the study: The MacMillan English Dictionary, The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.

Published
2020-05-13
How to Cite
Yasnohurska, L. (2020). THE CONCEPTS SAFETY/SECURITY AND ITS REPRESENTATION IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE. Scientific Notes of Ostroh Academy National University: Philology Series, (9(77), 23-25. Retrieved from https://journals.oa.edu.ua/Philology/article/view/2784