Subject Variety of the Belgian Paroemias (on Lexicographical Material)

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This article focuses on the main topics presented in the Belgian paroemias. In the paper, the paroemia is understood as a generic concept in relation to proverbs, sayings and signs. The author’s file of the Belgian French paroemies, taken by a continuous sampling method from the dictionary of proverbs and sayings of the Belgian francophony, is served as the material for the study. It is shown, how paroemias reflect the national character and features of the worldview of certain people. The relevance of the study is due to the necessity of the Belgians paroemiological world view description, because until now the thematic palette and description of the Belgian national character have been the subject of detailed study in neither Russian, nor Belgian linguistics.

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Polina S. Syomina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

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3 year post-graduate student in “Romance languages”

Miklukho-Maklaya str., 6, Moscow, Russian Federation, 117198


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