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Volume 2 - Issue 2 - December 2018

Latest issue of Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics

Research Article


TITLE: Boundary as a Scientific Notion: the Statement of a Research Question

Authors: Hanna Kniaz, Inna Podhurska, Iryna Kupina, Volodymyr Borysov

Institution: H.S. Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University

Mailing address: 85 A/42 Traktorobudivnykiv str, Kharkiv, 61123, Ukraine

Published online: 31 December 2018, pp. 6-15



Kniaz, H. et al (2018). Boundary as a Scientific Notion: the Statement of a Research Question.  Journal of Applied languages and Linguistics, 2(2), pp.6-15.




The research concerns the study of boundary as a significant notion that appeals to human thinking. Boundary is interpreted as a generalized notion which is connected with the categories of space and time. As a linguistic universal boundary is implemented in the language system, characterizing various means of objects limitation or correlation between extra linguistic reality in space and time dimensions. Considering grammar semantics, boundary is related to aspect characteristics of verbal lexis and to some morphological categories, to the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs in particular.

It is clarified that boundary belongs to topical philosophical categories, which are reflected in a language through lexical and semantic means. In conceptual and meaningful structure of boundary the considerable links and correlation of objects are presented mediated by human cognition. All the dimensions of human existence are analysed not autonomous but in regard to the specific substance that can have boundary features. The truth in linguistic comprehension of boundary is not the infinite but the finite itself.

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Keywords: boundary, language, philosophy, space and time dimensions, design


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