The article deals with the substantial components of the basic concept of «Time». Universal, nationalcultural and individual layers are identified. It holds indetail description of the «passive layer» of the concept of «Time». As the material of description the works of the famous contemporary poet and writer Timur Zulfikarov were considered. The researcher highlights language means that represent the concept of «Time»: lexical units in the literal sense – words with temporal color, metaphorical designations, com parisons, epithets, figurative associations, symbolic assimilation. The fo cusing on the context of language units representing the concept of «Time» gives an opportunity to reveal the periphery of the concept, to describe the meaning shades that are not fixed in any lexicographical sources, and final ly to discover the peculiarities of studied concept in linguocultural aspect.
2017 Kogay E.R.