MAN AND TIME IN THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE HISTORY
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The article is devoted to the analyses of the conceptual metaphors 'Time and Coordinate Space' in the literary Russian language history. The principles of forming the conceptual Time-models in the Old Russian language have been discovered. The two most productive models have been stated. In the first model, time is active and moves on the horizontal datum line; man is static but it is exactly he who takes the central position, which has been perceived as the Present. The second model is also connected with the idea of horizontal moving. But in this model, the man becomes active and moves on the Time coordinate. One can see the increasing productiveness of these conceptual metaphors in diachronic approach. The number of members of this metaphorical field increases significantly as well as the system of the relationship between them becomes more tightly knit. There is the following tendency of the relationship between man and time in diachronic approach from the conceptual point of view. In the Old Russian language time was mostly regarded as something objective and existing independently from a man. But in the contemporary Russian literary language the active influence of a man on the time is becoming possible. This category combines both objective and subjective qualities. Thus, anthropocentrism of the relationship 'Man and Time' becomes stronger.
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