Linguistic bases to the Kazakh language: communicative and functional syntax, applied grammar

Project: Research project

Reporting Period

2014-2016

Project Description

Designate topics for research on functional grammar: to find, on the basis of functional semantic theory, linguistic elements of various levels of the language that share a common function. The grammatical structure of the Kazakh language is complicated and multi-faceted, but, at the same time it possesses a unified system. The objective investigation of that system demands new techniques, the most of effective of which is, in our view, the modern theory of functional semantic fields. The theory of semantic fields first appeared in German linguistics under the influence of similar understandings of systemization in the fields of physics and the other natural sciences. At the origin of this concept stood K. Heise and J. Trier. In Russian linguistics. A. V. Bondarko applied this theory systematically and in more depth.
Functional semantic theory has already been applied to some fields of the Kazakh language in the works of the author who proposes this project. Our goal is to widen the range of topics being analyzed on the basis of actual linguistic material and use the results of our research as a basis for creating a new system of tutorials.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/1/143/31/15