ABOUT NATIONAL AND CULTURAL MOTIVATION OF LINGUISTIC SIGNS AS A MANIFESTATION OF ETHNIC IDENTITY OF LANGUAGES

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List of sections: 
Language theory
Mounth / Year: 
2016, September
Issue of the journal: 
11
Pages: 
34-36
Type of the article: 
Scientific article
Abstract: 

The author considers some issues of modern science of motivation related to the language-based conceptualisation of reality. The motivation of language and motivation of a language sign are predetermined by the special world view inherent in a certain ethnos. Identity of any people, their culture and mentality in many respects are explained by this circumstance. The idioethnic peculiarities of nomination of realities in a certain language are determined using the materials of phonosemantics, sound symbolism and onomatopoeia. The anthropocentric principle used in the paper allows to define the linguistic human nature, and to understand the spirit of the people speaking a certain language.

Keywords: 
science of motivation, anthropocentrism principle, language sign, language world view, phonosemantics, sound symbolism, onomatopoeia
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