Łaciński językowo-kulturowy obraz DOMU (wybrane aspekty)

  1. Anna Burzyńska-Kamieniecka ORCiD: 0000-0002-5034-806X
  2. Jan Kamieniecki ORCiD: 0000-0002-8346-0496


The Latin lingual and cultural image of HOME (selected aspects)

The authors of the article use research tools typical of cognitive ethnolinguistics in order to reconstruct the Latin lingual and cultural image of HOME (domus romana). As a material base, they use predominantly the following language data: system-based (etymology and different meanings ascribed to the Latin lexeme domus, synonyms and antonyms, collocations, etc.) and text-based (texts that are examples of the artistic and professional discourse). On the basis of the analysis carried out they separate the basic dimensions of the Roman HOME conceptualization, such as: physical (home as a place, structure), social (familia romana), functional and cultural whose common ground is the idea of residence. Bearing in mind the complexity of the gathered language material the authors separate the following base profiles for the representation of HOME: material (home as a structure), patriarchal (home as a family seat), institutional (home as a seat for public institutions), and finally cultural (axiological and sacred) — home as a treasury with values and a place of religious adoration. Understanding of the concept of HOME in ancient times described in this article allows the authors to portray the conceptualization of this phenomenon as a multidimensional reality relating to various aspects of ancient Romans’ lives.

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Język a Kultura

27, 2017

Pages from 255 to 276

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