Somatic cultural code of Ukrainians through the prism ofperceptive stereotyping

Tatiana Semashko

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


Anthropocentric principle and cognitive and discursive paradigm, which today are leading in the linguistics, condition the study of complex cognitive processes, in which ethnocultural perceptive stereotypes play special role as important components of linguocultural space, which are able to act as the translator of somatic cultural code of Ukrainians and to reveal the depths of sacral essence of archaic thinking of the ethnos through the system of natural ethnically deep-rooted codes. Against the background of significant variety of anthropological types of Ukrainian population modern Ukrainian language reproduces the sign of pigmentation (the thing is about the colour of eyes, hair coat and skin), which is exclusively significant as the test for the belonging to an ethnic group, and aspect in the generalization of popular ideal of physical beauty of the representatives of Ukrainian ethnos. Anthropological approach permits to determine intuitively realized originality of the appearance of the representative of ethnic group, as well as to substantiate ethnically relevant test for the sense of the beautiful.

Słowa kluczowe:

cognitive paradigm     anthropological type     somatic code     background knowledge     stereotyping     perceptive stereotype

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Semashko, T. (2017). Somatic cultural code of Ukrainians through the prism ofperceptive stereotyping. Przegląd Wschodnioeuropejski, 8(1), 281–288.

Tatiana Semashko 
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv