Fantasy space modeling in English academic text
Nadezhda N. Menshakova – Svetlana V. Shustova – Ekaterina A. Kostina – Dzhafar Mallaev
The article is aimed at identifying the ways of representing the category of fantasy in English academic text and describing fantasy space of this type of texts. The research was carried out on the material of three monographs in linguistics. The conceptual analysis of the texts to identify contexts with markers of fantasy was undertaken, the nature of referential relationships in a fantasy utterance was studied, and the structure of fantasy was modeled. Fantasy images were considered in the light of their denotative and significative descriptors. The research findings revealed the form of representation and the functions of the category of fantasy in academic texts and displayed the peculiarity of the fantasy space in academic texts.
Key words: modeling, fantasy space, English, text, metaphor, concept, category