How Kazakhs use proverbs to define themselves in a globalized world: a discourse ecologies approach

Project: FDCRGP

Project Details

Grant Program

Faculty Development Competitive Research Grant Program 2019-2021

Project Description

The purpose of the project is to study the peculiarities of national eco-linguistic behavior as presented in Kazakh paremiological (proverb) units.
It is aimed at defining how different ethnos living in a certain surrounding developed its own adaptive ways and strategies to deal with nature and society and what eco-ethical principles and norms are formed by the ethnos during many generations as social survival programs in the biosphere. We will evaluate how these programs have influenced the language, particularly, in the forms of language stereotypes in proverbial units.
Effective start/end date1/31/198/31/22


  • proverbs
  • Kazakh language
  • discourse
  • discourse ecology
  • proverb fieldwork


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