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Altabaeva, Elena. 2007. The WISH concept as a linguo-philosophical category. Issues in Cognitive Linguistics 4 (4) : 109–118. 10 pp.
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The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association


The category of optativity is among the core categories of natural language. Its cognitive basis is formed by the concept of WISH. The paper discusses the linguo-philosophical fundamentals which are necessary to provide a systemic description of the category of WISH, and offers an analysis of various interpretations of what wishing is based on classical and modern philosophical studies.