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DOI: 10.18413/2313-8912-2021-7-2-0-8

Architectonics of the popular science concept-dominant “Geographical Discoveries” in the light of interpretative modeling

The article deals with the conceptual sphere architectonics of a popular science text as a set of popular science concepts in order to identify the construction specifics of this research construct. A popular science concept is understood as a research construct having a kernal-peripheral nominative field in the form of a set of markers for popular science representation of reality. The architectonics of one of the popular science concepts is modeled and interpreted. This concept is a civilisationally oriented concept-dominant “Geographical Discoveries”. The presentation of concept-dominant nominative field in the form of a graphical diachronic seven-tier kernal-peripheral model is substantiated. Based on the fact that the concept-dominant as a research construct is a unit of subconcepts, the popular science concept-dominant “Geographical Discoveries” is considered as a combination of four subconcepts: subconcept “Great Navigators”, subconcept “Great Land-Explorers”, subconcept “Expedition”, subconcept of “Open Geographical Features”. The possibility of expanding the subconcepts list as a result of subsequent studies is emphasized. Based on Internet sources in English, the nominative field of subconcept “Christopher Columbus is a great navigator” and the nominative field of subconcept “The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus” are analysed. On the material of the book in Russian about the Great Russian sailors, published in 1898, the nominative field of the subconcept “Vitus Bering is the Great Navigator” and the nominative field of the subconcept “Bering`s Expedition” are analysed. Through cognitive hermeneutic analysis, it is proved that the nominative fields of the subconcept “Christopher Columbus is the Great Navigator” and the subconcept “Vitus Bering is the Great Navigator” represent the synergy of the frame and the cognitive script. It is established that the subconcept “The First Voyage of Christopher Columbus” and the subconcept “Bering`s expedition” are implemented in the form of personalised nonlinear cognitive script in which chronemes, polarisation markers, subterminal points, and expeditionary vocabulary indicating the specifics of the expedition are identified. As a result of the research, an interpretive model of two segments of the popular science concept-dominant “Geographical discoveries” was obtained. The following terms are introduced into the scientific thesaurus: informative density of the concept`s nominative field, graphic diachronic model of the concept, sociographic marker, subterminal point, background conjugate terminal.

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