“ST. CYRIL AND ST. METHODIUS” UNIVERSITY OF VELIKO TARNOVO - UNIVERSITY PRESS

The Concept of Stupidity in the Bulgarian Worldview


Authors:
Mariya Ilieva St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

Pages: 252-266

Abstract:

The stupidity is an universal human quality which is included in the criteria for human assessment and is therefore of interest from the point of view of the anthropocentric research paradigm. In opposition to the mind, the stupidity is assessed as a negative human quality. The article analyzes in linguocultural terms the three sides of the concept: concept, image and meaning (according to Vorkachоv’s classification). In order to find the national specific, a comparison is made with the Polish language. Observations are made on material from several sources: dictionary descriptions, paremiology, jargon, and associative interpretation of the concept.

Keywords:

stupidity, concept, worldview, proverbs, associations, jargon

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