Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 5(3), pp. 179 - 183
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050304
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Plant Naming Patterns as a Reflection of Language Image of the World

Khoshimkhujaeva Mokhiruh *
Faculty of Foreign Philology, National University of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan


The paper is devoted to analysis of English and Uzbek plant naming patters as a reflection of original language image of the world. Particularly, by answering the questions how and why some elements of national culture and mindset are used for naming plants, we explored the principles of perception and categorization of the world by English and Uzbek people. Based on the theory of "language image of the world" first suggested by Weisgerber and revised then by Whorf, we tried to understand what associations are put under the base of some popular patterns of naming the plants both in English and Uzbek, and how these association can explain general and specific features of the languages’ image of the world. To achieve this goal we divided all the collected plant names into special association fields (Religion, animals and house belongings). Plant name analysis within these special fields expressing national specific worldview most vividly, showed us how notions related to religion, animals and house belongings (artifacts) can serve as a mean of fixing information about different properties of plants in the minds of the nations. As a result we discovered particular analogous and peculiar features of English and Uzbek worldviews.

Language Image of the World, Plant Names, English and Uzbek Languages

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[1] Khoshimkhujaeva Mokhiruh , "Plant Naming Patterns as a Reflection of Language Image of the World," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 179 - 183, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050304.

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Khoshimkhujaeva Mokhiruh (2017). Plant Naming Patterns as a Reflection of Language Image of the World. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 5(3), 179 - 183. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050304.