Author: N.A. Abieva
Affiliation: Russian State Pedagogical University named after A.I. Herzen
Ontological characteristics of the “FIGURE – GROUND” cognitive structure are dealt with in the paper. It is shown that the basic model of verbal description is based on that structure retaining its main constituents (observer, figure, ground, and angle of observation).
Keywords: figure – ground, verbal description, on-line and off-line communication, angle of observation