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The Ethnology Notebooks. 2018, 6 (144), 1439–1447

UDK 801.8 :398.(=161.2)

DOI https://doi.org/10.15407/nz2018.06.1439

Received 21.11.2018

FOLKLORE CONCEPT: THE DEFINITION OF THE TERM, STRUCTURAL PARAMETERS AND TYPES

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0512-6388

Kuzmenko Oksana Myroslavivna, candidate of philology sciences (= Ph.D. in philology),

Senior Researcher at the Institute of Ethnology

of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,

Department of Folkloristic,

member and secretary of the folkloristic commission

of the T. Shevchenko Scientific Society,

15 Svobody Avenue, 79000, Lviv, Ukraine.

Contacts: Tel.: 0673505707; e-mail: kuzmenko.oksana@gmail.com

Abstract. The article is devoted to the presentation of the term «concept» as a productive tool not only for philosophical and linguistic disciplines, but also for academic folklore studies. The issue of its specialized variant «folklore concept» is briefly covered. The place of this term in foreign studies and in the Ukrainian scientific discourse has been highlighted. The author’s definition of the term is given and explained. The four-level classification of 12 basic folklore concepts (universal-existential, emotional, character, spatial) has been proposed. They were allocated on the basis ofsructural-semiotic, typological, conceptual and linguistic methods of research of Ukrainian historical folklore of the WWI—WWII period. The author proposes a graphical scheme with the help of which one can illustrate the semiotic model of the experience of the dramatic human existence in the Ukrainian folklore of 20th century.

Keywords: concept, folklore concept, seme, motif, motifeme, thought, experience.

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