The Representation of the Concept “Home/ Fatherland” (Based on Russian and Armenian Proverbs)

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Linguistic and cultural analysis of the basic concepts of human external and internal world can reveal national character, national ideas, various cultural ideals reflected in these concepts. The concept “Home/Fatherland” is one of the key concepts in the worldview of Russians and Armenians. The author analyses the concept “Home/Fatherland” as a means of representing reality in national consciousness comparing two linguistic pictures of the world. We know that a concept contains important cultural information, concealing its direct meaning in a linguistic unit. The article presents the results of comparative linguistic and cultural analysis of the concept “Home/Fatherland” on the material of the two languages paremiology. The proverbs and sayings gave the author the opportunity to identify the similarities and differences in Russian and Armenian perception of the Home/Fatherland and to determine national and cultural specificity of the concept “Home/Fatherland”.

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Nina Karapetovna Gasparian

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

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PhD student of the Institute of Humanity FGAOU VO «Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University». Research interests: cultural linguistics, linguistic picture of the world, comparative analysis of Russian and Armenian concepts

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