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Uzbek mentality in fictional work as a national culture source


The story of the people's writer of Uzbekistan Murod Tagai “Twilight when the horse neighed” is considered in the aspect of the opposition of linguistic features “concreteness – creativity”. We establish that when comprehending a fictional work, attention should be paid to the world image of the writer, a reflection of his “national spirit”, that the artistic (writer’s) linguistic personality is a special type of linguistic personality with a specific semantic structure of national consciousness. This fact allows us to assert that the artistic picture of the world as the author's refraction of the collective reflection of the world in the ethno-cultural consciousness, in particular the Uzbek language community, reflects the implementation of the labeled opposition “creativity”. Within the framework of the attribute “creative nature of knowledge”, the aesthetic purpose of the language is reflected. It is substantiated that the linguistic picture of the world is objectified by the national nominative vocabulary, while the artistic picture of the world of the writer is represented by mental imagery – units of secondary nomination, which include comparisons, metaphors, metonymy, epithets and other elements of artistic consciousness. It is proved that those linguistic signs, which are based on mental ethnic generalizations of reality – national images and stereotypes, which form a kind of sphere of existence of the Uzbek mentality and national culture, acquire special significance in a fictional text.


Uzbek mentality, fictional text, opposition of linguistic features, ordinary and creative knowledge, creative thinking

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