Evaluativity of Fixed Collocations Describing Wedding Traditions in the English and Russian Languages

Airatovna Dilyara, Salimzanova, Gulnara Tavkil'evna Gilfanova
2016 unpublished
Phraseologists have always emphasized the role of connotation in the structure of meaning of phraseological units as an aspect of linguistic semantic category. Connotation is used for figurative, expressive and emotional characteristics and intensified subjective evaluation of the phenomena of the reality. It is worth noting that the examples described above visually demonstrate close link of the components of connotation, first and foremost, evaluative and emotive, where similar elements of
more » ... analysis in studying phraseological layer are definitely present. The authors emphasize the manifestation of the evaluative component of the studied phraseological units in the English and Tatar languages as a specific feature where one observes the prevalence of phraseological units with rational positive or neutral attitudinal meaning as distinct from vast majority of other phraseological units that have pejorative evaluativity. Thus, our material does not corroborate a widely accepted viewpoint of the scholars about asymmetry in phraseology and substantial shift towards negative evaluation.