Concept “time” in English proverbs and sayings

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Abstract

The article examines lexical means verbalizing the concept “time” in English proverbs and sayings. The nature of time phenomenon and the role of the concept “time” in the language system are also briefly described. The groups of lexical units that verbalize temporality in the English language are analyzed, as well as the results of the analysis of proverbs and sayings containing these lexical items. As the result of the study, thematic groups which define common features of the concept “time” in phraseological world image of the speakers of English are presented.

General Information

Keywords: concept, proverb, saying, time, temporality, world image, verbalization

Journal rubric: Intercultural Communication and Problems of Globalization: Psycho-, Socio- and Ethnolinguistics

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/langt.2018050214

For citation: Utkina L.N., Kovalevich D.S. Concept “time” in English proverbs and sayings [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2018. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 82–90. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2018050214. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

L. N. Utkina, PhD in Philology, Senior lecturer, Chair of Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: loraut@mail.ru

D. S. Kovalevich, 3rd - year student of the faculty of the Foreign Languages, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: BSakaKS@yandex.ru

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