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Mechanisms of Concept Verbalization in the Ethnolinguistic Context

J Psycholinguist Res. 2024 May 16;53(4):47. doi: 10.1007/s10936-024-10089-2.


This article investigates the verbalization mechanisms of the ‘family’ concept within the Kazakh, Russian, and English linguistic cultures. The research aims to examine the verbal representation mechanisms of the ‘family’ concept within the linguistic worldviews of the aforementioned cultures. The research material comprises dictionary definitions of the primary lexemes as presented in explanatory dictionaries and synonym dictionaries, proverbs and sayings, phraseological units, and data derived from an associative experiment. The employed analysis methods include component analysis, the descriptive method, the experimental method (psycholinguistic experiment), and the statistical method. This article furnishes a thorough analysis of the linguistic representation methods of the ‘family’ concept, illuminating its intricate and multidimensional nature. The authors endeavored to identify the concept’s structure and describe linguistic units via the interpretation of semantic components. Based on the data procured from the psycholinguistic experiment, the components and layers of the ‘family’ concept, identified during the analysis, substantiate the theory that this concept plays a fundamental role in the shaping of society and individuals.

PMID:38753252 | DOI:10.1007/s10936-024-10089-2

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