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Концепт породица у српском језику
The Concept of family in Serbian Language

Author(s): Stana Ristić, Ivana Lazić-Konjik
Subject(s): South Slavic Languages, Family and social welfare
Published by: Slavistický ústav Jána Stanislava Slovenskej akadémie vied
Keywords: Concept; Family; Lublin Cognitive Ethnolinguistic School; Serbian Language;

Summary/Abstract: In this paper, the concept of family in contemporary Serbian language was presented based on the material of all relevant Serbian (Serbo-Croatian) dictionaries: the etymological aspects from the Skok’s etymological dictionary, the historical aspects from the Vuk’s dictionary and the Dictionary of Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, modern understanding of this concept from the thesaurus Dictionary of the Serbo-Croatian literary and the folk language Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the Dictionary of literary Serbian language, additional linguistic aspects (derivational and associative) from the Semantic-Derivative Dictionary, the Associative and the Reverse Associative Dictionary, the encyclopedic aspects on the definitions of this term from encyclopedias, in addition to the material of texts: folk proverbs, newspaper texts and the texts from the electronic corpus, as well as on the material of the survey, in accordance with the methodological foundations of the Lublin cognitive ethnolinguistics school and the program of the EUROJOS seminar which proposes the development of a volume of the Axiological lexicon of the Slavs and their neighbors devoted to the concept of FAMILY. It has been shown that the family in the language image of the world of the speakers of the Serbian language is conceptualized as a multidimensional dynamic concept that includes psychosocial, (psychological and social), biological / genealogical (existential) and cultural (axiological) dimension, and which in the knowledge of language speakers, occurs in the form of two models: 1) an ideal / idealized family and 2) a real family, which are valued on the basis of their comparison, realized as an ambivalent relation to the basic values of the family.

  • Issue Year: 54/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 112-128
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Serbian