Antonymic Opposition as a Reflection of the Universal and National Linguistic Picture of the World (On the Material of Kazakh Language)

I.S. Sultaniyazova, A.K. Zhumabekova


This article defines universal and national directions of oppositional cognition. If we consider that life itself consists of opposites, it is understandable why researchers search for the picture of the universe in oppositions. In the article we discuss universal notion that is common to the whole humanity as well as each nation’s own picture of the world appropriate to their culture and cognition. For the first time we prove that linguistic that linguistic units with opposite meanings is a tool that helps to convey common and national picture of the universe on the basis of materials in Kazakh language.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n4s2p448

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