ALL LAY LOADS ON A WILLING HORSE – LINGUISTIC PICTURE OF A HORSE IN KASHUBIAN, ENGLISH AND POLISH PROVERBS
Anna Stachurska, University of Trnava, Slovakia & Rafal Golombek, University of Technology and Humanities in Radom, Poland
Abstract: The aim of the article is to show the linguistic and cultural image of a horse on the basis of paremiological material preserved in Kashubian, English and Polish. We see that the experience of different cultures is habitually gathered and fossilized in proverbs. Additionally, as indicated by Mieder (2004, p. xi) (…) ‘there are no signs that proverbs have outlined their usefulness in modern technological societies either’. The author attempts to compare proverbs in which a set of features attributed to a horse has been preserved. To this end, she searches the equivalents of the proverbs in order to find an answer to the question of possible convergent observations testifying to the proximity or distinctiveness of the indicated cultures.
Key words: proverb, horse, linguistic worldview, cultural linguistics, paremiology
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