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SOURCE:   Philological Sciences. Issues of Theory and Practice. Tambov: Gramota, 2019. № 2. P. 72-75. ISSN 1997-2911.
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https://doi.org/10.30853/filnauki.2019.2.15

REPRESENTATION OF "NORTHERN LIGHTS" IN THE OLD GERMANIC TEXTS

Chulkova Ekaterina Aleksandrovna
Moscow State University of Education


Submitted: 26.01.2018.
Abstract. The article deals with the investigation of the phenomenon of the northern lights as a part of the language world image represented in the Old Germanic texts dated back to the VIII-XIII centuries. Its linguistic peculiarities have also been analyzed. As a result of the research of this astronomic and natural phenomenon the main ways of its metaphoric transferring have been elicited. We attempt to describe two prevailing models of metaphoric transferring, which are used to provide a familiar image of the northern lights by means the Old Germanic languages had at their disposal. According to the data there are two metaphoric models - based on the images of animals and natural phenomena, and the latter prevails.
Key words and phrases: метафора, природные явления, полярное сияние, диахронический аспект, древнегерманские языки, metaphor, natural phenomena, northern lights, diachronic aspect, Old Germanic languages.
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