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- Pages: 139-147
- Section: CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AS A FACTOR IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
- URL: http://conferences-ifl.rudn.ru/ru/2686-8199-2019-6-139-147/
- DOI: 10.22363/2686-8199-2019-6-139-147
Abstract. The article presents a scope of learning proverbs and
sayings in the field of paremiology in Russian and English languages. The interest to the study is defined by the significance of
the intersection between cultureand language, paremiology and
cultures in particular. Proverbs and sayings are to fix the constants of morals and culture that are applicable to all speakers of
the language, determine evaluation system of the world, and are
the ones that authorize us to differentiate and analyze the main
concepts. Proverbs and sayings of different cultures help us to
understand the mentality of the nation, identity, perception of
people; they store and transmit database about the level of material and spiritual culture of the certain ethnic groups, communities, their life, past and present, the evolution of society ingeneral. Proverbs have a great educational value, the use of proverbs
in speech makes it more vital, colourful and expressive. The private world of a human being lives within a person himself. It is a
prosperous world of consciousness and awareness. It takes in all
human emotions, feelings: positive and negative. The themes are
different: friendship/love, labour/work, kinship/family, education/knowledge, hope/expectations, nature/environment,
joy/anger. Proverbs have disclosed many aspects of social world
of an individual, which alters from relationships between parents
and children to behavior and human nature. In the proverbs and
sayings uniqueness and picturesqueness of national thinking was
more vividly expressed as well as their features of national character. Proverbs are a kind of “treasure” of knowledge of the people, containing knowledge of their native language and native
speech. It is very important to remember them, refer to them, reflect on their content, read the history of their origin. Usingthem
parents inform the children about moral values, experience,
handed down by previous generations.
The following methods were used in the process of research of
the given paper: method of informational generalization, descriptive/contrastive methods as well as a phrase-centerеd approach
helping people to feel more comfortable with the figurative language.
Due to their attractiveness and eye-catching properties proverbs
can be interpreted as “little texts”. The usage of proverbs in oral
and written speech helps raising someone’s curiosity, to persuade
people to the raised issues.
Keywords: proverbs, mentality, spiritual treasure, personal
traits, source, speech, set expressions
Lira Ilyassova¹, Raissa Latanova², Nazgul Narmukhametova³,
Gulzhanat Tazbulatova 4
1, 2, 3, 4
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University
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