Oleg M. Gotlib
Chinese writing, consistently ideographic and substantively pictographic, must participate in the formation and semantic “painting” of various “pictures of the world”. Generic-specific classes of lexicon can be subdivided into partitives and conglomeratives. An important difference between partitives and conglomeratives is that the generic component of partitives can be represented by a concrete meaning, while that of conglomeratives can be represented only by an abstract concept.
Keywords: Chinese ethnoconsciousness, language picture of the world, logograms, Chinese written symbols.
Gotlib O.M. Distinctive Features of the Language Picture of the World in Chinese Ethnoconsciousness // Journal of Siberian Federal University. Humanities & Social Sciences 1 (2008). 45-53.