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Chapaykina A.A. Taksonomicheskaya kategoriya proisshestvie i ee reprezentaciya glagolom find [Taxonomic category «happenings» of the verb find]. Molodaya nauka Sibiri: ehlektronnyj nauchnyj zhurnal [Young science of Siberia: electronic scientific journal], 2021, no. 1. [Accessed 31/05/21]

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The paper considers the phenomenon of lexical polysemy from a cognitive perspective. The theoretical background of the research is a set of principles and assumptions of cognitive linguistics to the study of the meaning of a linguistic form in the context of other cognitive structures. The objective of the paper is to consider semantic shifts of the verb find and reveal cognitive strategies of verbal semantic derivation. The study is conducted within the framework of cognitive semantics where language meaning is viewed as knowledge structure. The study brings into focus such parameters of the verbal meaning as taxonomic category of the verb, semantic roles of the participants and their referential status. It is argued that the change of any parameter causes semantic shifts of the lexical meaning of verb find. The study highlights semantic and syntactic features of the non-controlled situations conceptualized by the non-agentive meaning of the verb find. The results of the research reveal that the change of the verbal taxonomic category from «achievements» to «happenings» is a cognitive mechanism of verbal semantic derivation. The results obtained may be helpful for further study of productive semantic derivation processes in the framework of cognitive semantics.

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