The Semiotics of Religious Allusions in the Costa Rican National Variant of the Spanish Language

Abstract


The article is devoted to the reconstruction of religious allusions in the Costa Rican national variant of the Spanish language and analysis of its semiotics. The main research objectives include identifying and systematizing of religious allusions, explaining their motivation and defining patterns of using religious lexical units in the Costa Rican literary and everyday discourses. In order to do that we used the integral philological analysis method which allowed realize that religious allusions in the Costa Rican literary and everyday discourses vary from a separate lexical semantic unit to a phraseme in a composite sentence. Religious allusions are used by Costa Ricans for various purposes. The most common one is the intensification of speech which reflects the Costa Rican national way of communicating. The research results can serve as a basis for comparative studies of religious allusions in other national variants of the Spanish language.


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Svetlana Aleksandrovna Nikiforova

Agencia Andaluza de Promoción Exterior (Extenda)

Author for correspondence.
Email: sviet@rambler.ru
Pokryshkin St., 3, Moscow, Russia, 119602

Olga Stanislavovna Chesnokova

RUDN University

Email: tchesnokova_olga@mail.ru
Miklukho-Maclay St., 6, Moscow, Russia, 117198

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