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Book chapter

Анализ юридического термина «CONSIDERATION» с использованием когнитивно-семантического и системного подходов

С. 221-229.
Гатауллина Н. А.

The interaction of knowledge, methods, theories and doctrines is common nowadays, and the necessity of complex use of methods and analytical instruments in different spheres of scientific research is internationally recognized. Cognitive linguistics and science of terminology are not exceptions. The actual research undertakes analysis of the lexeme “consideration”, using a combination of two analytical methods: cognitive and semantic approach, specifically the method of defining the substantial core, and systems approach, particularly, neurological levels of Bateson&Dilts. The interest to the word “consideration” is based on the peculiarity of its functioning: it is a common word in General English and a legal term in Legal English, a key concept of legal sphere, fundamental principal, prerequisite and doctrine in English contract law. Consequently, the complex analysis of the word is supposed to be promising. The article analyses the lexeme both as a common word and a legal term. Within the research frame, the substantial cores of the word and the term are revealed, and correlation between the meanings,  the substantial cores and the neurological levels of Bateson&Dilts is determined. This complex approach is supposed to clarify the peculiarities of terms’ functioning in legal contexts and the reasons of conflicting viewpoints on terms comprehension.