Reflection Of National Consciousness In The Emotiology Of Kabardino-Circassian Language


Today, one of the relevant topics in linguistics is the interaction of language and consciousness, which reflects the specifics of the culture of a particular people. In our opinion, emotives, while expressing different emotions characteristic of all peoples, tend to reflect the national identity to a larger extent. This paper attempts to study the emotions of the Kabardino-Circassian language in the national-cultural aspect. In this regard, we analyze phraseological units with proper name associated with specific historical events, mythology, life of the Adyghe people, demonstrating the peculiarity of the world perception, Adyghe mentality. It was found that some phraseological units associated with long-standing historical events are of little use in the modern Kabardino-Circassian language. At the same time, it was noted that the bulk of the studied emotive units reflecting the identity of the Adyghe people successfully function in the Kabardino-Circassian language. It was revealed that the emotions of interest are mostly curses. In contrast to them and as a carrier of usually weakly expressed positive emotions, the paper includes wishful thinking, which in certain cases become affects, receiving the highest degree of emotional expression. There are also cases when curses, losing their emotional aggression, take on a ritual character. It is noted that phraseological units with the word гу ‘heart’, which in the Adyghe consciousness is an integral part of many concepts related to feelings, thoughts, memory occupies a special place among emotives. One way of expressing emotions in the Kabardino-Circassian language is interjection characterized by gender markedness.

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Hasanbievna, Т. M., & Bizhoev, B. C. (2021). Reflection Of National Consciousness In The Emotiology Of Kabardino-Circassian Language. In D. K. Bataev, S. A. Gapurov, A. D. Osmaev, V. K. Akaev, L. M. Idigova, M. R. Ovhadov, A. R. Salgiriev, & M. M. Betilmerzaeva (Eds.), Social and Cultural Transformations in The Context of Modern Globalism, vol 117. European Proceedings of Social and Behavioural Sciences (pp. 1539-1545). European Publisher.