Numerological Phraseological Units in Multi-structural Languages

Rauan Dossymbekova, Tolkyn Kalibekuly, Farida Orazakynkyzy, Dina Andabayeva, Nurkassym Ashimbay

Abstract


This paper is devoted to the comparative-semantic analysis of numerological phraseological units (PU) in the unrelated languages, namely, Kazakh and English. The identification of the similarities and differences of fixed collocations of multiple languages is a spread type of comparative analysis in phraseology. The possibility of verbalization of the natural environment and man-made environment of ethnic group becomes apparent in comparative studies and description of any lexical-semantic groups of two or more languages. In our work we consider lexical-semantic group of numbers category in Kazakh and English. Numerals are actively involved in the formation of PU, thereby forming a large reservoir of numerological PU and deserve a special consideration. The work is ethnolinguistic and linguoculturological description of the main vernacular numerals, included in the set phrases of the languages. Main methods of the research are: method of semantic analysis, descriptive method, comparative analysis, method of sampling.

 


Keywords


Cultural linguistics, contrastive linguistics, phraseology, numerological symbolism, numeral

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.5n.6p.141

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