Actual issues of Ukrainian linguistics: theory and practice (2016). Volume 32. P. 189-204.
Abstract. This investigation is dedicated to the important topical issue of formulating an all-embracing analysis of the complete stock of Ukrainian-language phraseological units. Impetus is given to the pursuit of new aspects of phraseology-related research as a result of the problems of conceptualizing the correlation between the following entities: language and spiritual culture; language and mentality, and the interdependence of these factors; culture- and ethnos-specific semantic units; and the attention to be devoted to the dynamic processes and the ethnolinguistic possibilities of phraseological units, which amasses and preserves knowledge relating to the world around us. In a more precisely focused sense, the phraseological/semantic group relating to the topic of pregnancy was analyzed in detail and an analysis of some specific western Polesian phraseological units based on their structural components was carried out. As the end product of this structural and semantic analysis of phraseologisms, it was ascertained that their signification is determined by the conditions of life and existence of a people in different historical periods, and within the entities of the designated level the perceptive capacity of the Polesian people was effectuated. The symbol-related conditionality of the semantics of phraseological units was also determined, as well as the interconnection between their connotations and the peculiarities of the national mentality of the Ukrainian people.
Key words: structural and semantic set, phraseological system, ethnic and cultural code, component, symbol, areal phraseology, western Polesian phraseological units.
Information about authors: Matsyuk Zoriana Sergiyivna – PhD; associate professor of department of philology and methodology of primary education; Pedagogical institute; Eastern European national Lesya Ukrainka university;
Fenko Mariya Yaroslavivna – PhD; associate professor of department of philology and methodology of primary education; Pedagogical institute; Eastern European national Lesya Ukrainka university.
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