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Якутские олонхо: от поэтики к прагматике
Yakut epic tales: features of pragmatics in poetics

Author(s): Semen S. Makarov
Subject(s): Language studies, Customs / Folklore, Studies of Literature, Pragmatics
Published by: Институт языкознания Российской академии наук
Keywords: epos; pragmatics of folklore; oral tradition; worldview; Olonkho (a Yakut epic tale); evidentiality;

Summary/Abstract: This paper is dedicated to consideration of traditional functions of oral epic genre. The author analyses it as exemplified in Olonkho ― Yakut epic tales. He considers the early records of Yakut epic tales which were made at the end of the XIX century. Their narrative structure, syntax and semantics of their plot provide an opportunity to clarify one of the most possible ways of epic text fulfilling its magical function ― through the manifestation of significant case.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 02 (29)
  • Page Range: 44-52
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Russian