Spatial Images of Subjective Perception of Time in a Literary Text

Ella Nesterik1, Fazira Kakzhanova1, Gaukhar Issina1, Tatyana Shelestova1, Yelena Tsay2, Gulzhibek Kusmanova3 and Taliya Pecherskikh4

 1Karaganda State University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

2Almaty Management University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

3D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan

4Karaganda State Medical University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan

*Corresponding author: Ella Nesterik, Karaganda State University named after academician E.A.Buketov, Karaganda, Kazakhstan, Tel: 77778891091; E-mail:

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DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v9n3.08

Received June  16, 2017; Revised July 11, 2017; Accepted July 30, 2017; Published September 20,  2017.


The analysis presented in this article is based on the hypothesis that the category of subjective perception of time or psychological time expresses different concepts and it is formed by means of different textual categories in a literary text, including those of the category of fictional space. The hypothesis, in its turn, has been put forward on the basis of the results of literary investigations of time in the study of literature, psychology and textual linguistics. The urgency and novelty of the research is conditioned by the need for a more comprehensive study of conceptual categories of text and in particular their formal aspect (the plane of expression) as well as the interest of modern linguistics in the problem of conceptualization of the world by the means of language, the specificity of the reflection of such fundamental categories as time, space, consciousness, human being in everyday consciousness and naive linguistic world-image.

Keywords: Fictional space, Fictional time, Psychological time, Spatial images, Subjective perception of time.